"The Irony of Rosie" performance, part of Peekskill Project 6 was very enthusiastically received by an audience of more than 50 people yesterday. Here is an image from the performance and an image of me presenting Josephine Vavrek (aka Josie-the-Riveter") with a model of an Avenger Torpedo Bomber. Josie worked on the wings of the bomber at Eastern Aircraft Division in North Tarrytown during WW2. I was so delighted to have Josie attend the performance. When I introduced her, I was told there wasn't a dry eye in the house! Bravo, Josie! I am honored to know you!
“The Irony of Rosie” An Installation and Performance by Carla Rae Johnson
Rose Bonavita, of Peekskill, NY was one of several women in the U.S. known as “Rosie the Riveter.” “The Irony of Rosie,” a tableau/installation and performance piece, will honor Peekskill’s “Rosie” and the six-million women who went to work during the war years doing “men’s jobs.” At war’s end, these women were abruptly asked to go back home and give jobs to returning male veterans. “The Irony of Rosie” will highlight the “irony” of these skilled workers being asked to return to their ironing boards at home.
“The Irony of Rosie”
Installation: September 27, 2015 - January 23, 2016
Performance: Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 4:30pm
1008 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
84”x 72” x 72” (tableau)
mixed-media and performance
2015 by Carla Rae Johnson
Former Studios Midwest Resident Artist Carla Rae Johnson to give Clare Smith Memorial Lecture
Former Studios Midwest Resident Artist (summer of 1995) Carla Rae Johnson has been chosen to give the Clare Smith Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, August 11, at 7pm at the Galesburg Civic Art Center. “Studios Midwest – The Sequel” is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Carla Rae Johnson will share the many ways the two-month residency had a significant influence on her work in the subsequent 20 years, continuing into the present. Johnson will share her understanding of the creative process, as well as how and why artist residencies are important for both artists and their audiences. Carla Rae Johnson conceived and organized The "Alternet," a collaborative card-catalog project which has been on exhibit in the BLICK Gallery since early June. Q & A will follow.
“Studios Midwest has been part of our community for over 30 years, and the effect this program has on artists and likewise our community is profound.” says Tuesday Çetin, Executive Director, “I am equally excited that Carla Rae is honoring Clare Smith’s memory and many contributions to the Studios Midwest program and Art Center by articulating how artist residencies affect artists’ creative process and why they are important.”
The Galesburg Civic Art Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:30am–4:30pm and Saturday, 10:30am– 3:00pm. For more information about exhibitions, workshops, and events, please contact the Art Center at 114 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL 61401, (309) 342-7415 or visit www.galesburgarts.org.
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June 6/7 will be here before we know it. Looking forward to a wonderful Peekskill Open Studios weekend planned by the lively Peekskill Arts Alliance!
The venue at 1008 Main Street hosts beautiful, newly renovated spaces to display works of art. Hope to see you then and there!
happy new year and ask to friend me so i can understand the alternet, please. i'm still "queen of the squares" with an occasional circle thrown in to keep them rolling. living in western mass. , now. marcia kahn
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The "Alternet" as part of "Artists in the Archives: A Collection of Card-Catalogs" is on display at Asheville BookWorks in Asheville, NC August through September. Carla Rae Johnson, who organized both projects, will be presenting at the opening reception tonight from 6-8pm.
Artists in the Archives:
A Collection of Card Catalogs
Field Gallery at the Field Library
4 Nelson Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566
November 23,2013 – January 31,2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 23 12-4pm
Three artists, working separately, transform library card catalogs into an art form. Each artist envisions the catalogs’ potential in a different way.
Book Marks by Barbara Page: One artist; one card catalog.
The Alternet by Carla Rae Johnson: over 70 artists; one card catalog. What does an artist do with a fifty drawer card catalog? Artist Carla Rae Johnson has filled one with over fourteen thousand works of art! More than seventy artists participated in The Alternet, creating three hundred drawings, photos, collages, or writings on three inch by five inch cards. Browse through The Alternet card catalog and make amazing discoveries in every drawer. It’s like Facebook for your fingers! www.facebook.com/thealternet
The Call to Everyone by JoAnne Wilcox: Everyone, even YOU: one card catalog.
For more information contact Alicia Morgan, Field Gallery Curator at 914-862-3287 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoping that the traditional "salonistas" of Peekskill's Artist District will attend. Also, would love to have former and current WCC drawing students attend. Would be so great to have your input for this program!
Carla Rae Johnson: Panel Moderator at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
PEEKSKILL PROJECT V: Performances & Artist Panel
At 3:30, artists Genevieve White and Anya Liftig will each perform a short theatrical work in the museum, ‘Sumo Walk’ and ‘Yesterday is Tomorrow’ respectively. They will join video artists Sean Carroll and Irina Arnaut, who showed in April's PPV Video series, for a panel discussion at 4:30, which focuses on how the artists construct narratives through media or in real time interactions with their audience. Panel is moderated by Peekskill-based artist, Carla Rae Johnson. Light reception in between the performances and the panel.
July 14, 2013 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main Street
Free with museum admission
- See more at: http://www.hvcca.org/ai1ec_event/hvcca-video-room-performance-artist-panel/?instance_id=230#sthash.KbM2wdKl.dpuf
Participants in The “Alternet”
Most who participated in the “Alternet” created 300 or more cards for the drawers of the card-catalog. Some collaborated in pairs or a group to produce 300 cards. All in all, over 15,000 one-of-a-kind works of art and writing are collected in the “Alternet’s” cabinet!
Gulgun Aliriza, Gus Angelos, Luisa Baptista, Lisa Breznak, Anne Bruce, Dina Burstyn, The Cathouse Associates (Dana DeVito, Marcy B. Freedman and Carla Rae Johnson), Julie Chase, Regina Clarkin /Ellen McKloskey, Judy Collischan, Ada Cruz, Maria Epes, Linda Jean Fisher, Lynn Gall, Janet Goldner, Carol Hamoy, Phil Hopper, Stephen Jacoby, Claudia Jacques, Carla Rae Johnson, Barbara Lipp, Charles McGill, Brooke Maher, Susan Newman (with Amy Adams, Della Cohen, Helene Ebenstein, Bill Miller, Lynn Rakos, and Carole Turbin) Laura Nickerson, Liza Renia Papi, Brenda Patterson, Cristina Ramos-Payne, Marina Payne, Francine Perlman, Lise Prown/Curt Belshe, Sheilah Rechtschaffer, Maija Reed, Jacqueline Rivera, Olivia Roath (with Keirsten Johnson-Roath, Anna Bauze, Elizabeth Parker, and students at Plainfield H.S. in Indiana), Susan Roecker, Elsie Sampson, Jose Santos, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Elizabeth Schwerd, Ann Shapiro, Rhonda Shary/Sylvie Creekmore, Norman Sisson, Laurie Steinhorst, Matt Van Asselt, Sharon Vatsky (with Willie Marlowe, Pearl Rosen Golden,* Liza Renia Papi, Susan Grabel, Liz Celotto, Susan Newmark, CJ Lori, Cindy Michael, Joan Walden, Kitty Winslow), Tony Volpe, Linda Winters, Carol Wax, Lana Yu
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Carla Rae Johnson added 4 new photos to the album: The "Alternet" Joins "Artists in the Archives".
The "Alternet" goes on the road! With the "Alternet" are "Call to Everyone" a cell-phone photo interactive collection organized by JoAnne Wilcox, and "BookMarks" a collection of personal reflections on books read by Barbara Page. "Artists in the Arcives" will be traveling to libraries in the Northeast for two or three years. We hope you can come to see an amazing collection of cards that honor creativity, collective knowledge and vision. We will keep you posted on where and when you can visit the exhibition. Carla Rae Johnson, "Alternet" Librarian