Post by Jill Stewart (DWN Communications Team Member)
DePaul Women’s Network will host a unique art-and-conversation workshop “Image/ing Gender” engaging faculty and staff in a discussion and collaboration about race, gender and culture on Friday, Dec. 13, from 5-7 p.m. Artist and Professor of Art Bibiana Suárez will lead participants in a game of cards she designed to stimulate conversation and creativity.
The process involves a series of commands, each written on a single card. The commands act as prompts for conversation about the intersection of art, gender, politics and cultures. Four groups of five participants will work on a large collaborative charcoal and pastel mural (60” x 48”) to create a visual essay of their discussion.
This event is limited to 20 participants, but there are slots still available—register now! Participants should plan to bring a smock, or wear something that won’t be marred by mixed-media materials. Prof. Suárez will provide instruction on the fundamentals of drawing; previous art training is not required.
Professor Bibiana Suárez has been at DePaul for 24 years, joining the faculty after finishing her graduate degree at the School of the Art Institute, where she trained in painting and drawing though most of her work now is in mixed media. Her most recent exhibit was at the Hyde Park Art Center in 2012 and was entitled “Memoria.” She has long been interested in issues of identity and diversity, and this workshop exercise is an outgrowth of that passion.
Where: 1150 W. Fullerton, Room 310
When: Friday, December 13, 2013
Jill Stewart is a member of DWN’s Communications team and is an instructor in the College of Communication at DePaul University.