Author Archives: Annie

A Quick Close Reading of a Video I Hope Goes Viral

Today, Los Angeles-based writer and activist Emily Clarke brings us a fascinating look at a video piece protesting Silicone Valley gentrification: Recently it seems like there’s been a slew of these articles about technology and how it’s destroying the social … Continue reading

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Soho20 Member Interview: Ann Young

Ann Young is a new member of Soho20– she joined only last year. Her art works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in cultural centers and galleries, including the Fleming Museum in Burlington, VT; the Alliance for the Visual Arts Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, NH; Furchgott-Sourtiffe Gallery in Shelburne, VT; the White Water Gallery in East Hardwick, VT; and Woodsum Gallery in Warner, NH. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Because I was unable to visit Ann’s studio in Vermont, we conducted the interview through email. Continue reading

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Women in Charge #3: Grandma

Dear Grandma,

We were never that close – at least not by my measure. I have fleeting memories of times with you: your pink house, your small second wedding (and the unwieldy weight of the basket of flowers I held throughout it), and playing with your rings. Continue reading

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A History of Women-Only Spaces

In honor of our WOMEN IN CHARGE show, as well as our ongoing commitment to empowering women in the arts, we bring you a quick history of women-only spaces, courtesy of Brittany Craig, a Chicago-based activist and educator. Continue reading

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Women in Charge #2: Ms. Bowsher

From third through fifth grade, some of us–the lucky ones with the highest scores on a particular standardized test we had taken in second grade–would walk twice a week from the main school building to Ms. Bowsher’s portable classroom. We came for Explorations, a class which was supplemental to our late elementary curriculum and integral to our happiness. Beneath the poetry posters Ms. Bowsher had lettered herself,* we discovered logical matrices and etymology and the binary system. We assumed mythological personae for a Summit of the Gods and folded a fleet of paper airplanes to experiment with aerodynamics. Ms. Bowsher believed we learned by doing and sometimes didn’t make it to the blackboard at all; she just sat at the rectangle table with us and we talked for the full hour. “You learn by making connections,” she said. And we did. Continue reading

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