GODDESS ON EARTH
PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF CONTEMPORARY WOMEN
Photos by Lisa Levart and panel discussion with Dana Balicki, Jennie Chien and Kamara Thomas. Thursday, April 12th, 7 – 9 pm
SOHO20 Chelsea gallery presents Goddess on Earth, a look at the photographic portraits of women by Lisa Levart followed by a panel discussion with Dana Balicki, Jennie Chien and Kamara Thomas. Lisa Levart is an award winning photographer whose first book Goddess on Earth: Portraits of the Divine Feminine was released in October, 2011. Her work has been featured in exhibitions worldwide including The Alternative Museum, The Burden Gallery and Art In General of New York City, The Kiek de Kok Photography Museum, Talin, Estonia and Gallery Verita, Tokyo, Japan. Her images have appeared in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Oprah Magazine. Dana Balicki is a creative producer, media specialist, and organizer with a passion for telling stories centering on today’s critical issues of peace, social justice, human rights, environmental justice and corporate accountability. With over ten years experience in campaign strategizing, event producing, and media relations, she uses her skills as a strategic communicator to connect with audiences and build vibrant movements. Jennie Chien is a sculptor who works with clay, bronze and other materials and exhibits in galleries and art spaces in the tri-state area. In 2009 she won an Individual Artists Grants in Rockland County and the County Executive Award for Visual Artists. She was awarded NYFA SOS grants in 2007 and 2009. Kamara Thomas is a storyteller and musician based in Brooklyn, NY. For the past ten years she has recorded and performed solo and with bands, and toured internationally as singer/bassist in the rock band Earl Greyhound. Her work BULGARIA, a dark fairy-tale examining rock-n-roll mythology, has had workshop presentations at Cake Shop, The Living Room, and Galapagos. Her debut full-length solo album, “The Holler”, is due for release in Autumn 2012. Kamara graduated from The College of William and Mary in 1996, with a BA in Theatre and Speech.