Liar's Couture in Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond by Miriam Schaer

LIAR'S COUTURE, my new work, will be included in Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond. The Disillusionment Project was conceptualized and developed by Robin Holder and Marina Gutierrez. Taller Boricua graciously hosted the exhibition under the coordination of Ronnie Bellini. A video of engaging interviews with 20 of the artists is currently in production.

Holder and Gutierrez curated 24 accomplished women artists who were invited to create works about Disillusionment, whether personal, cultural, political or global. The artworks they created range from "Me Too" narratives and hurricane reflections to historical texts using media that include welded woven steel, found assemblage, paper collage, sewing and body casting.

Artists in the show: Tomie AraiAudrey Anastasi, Kabuya BowensAnnex BurgosCybil CharlierMaria DominguezSandra FernandezJanet GoldnerMarina Gutierrez, Valerie HammondJanet HenryRobin Holder, Rodriguez CaleroMartha Jackson JarvisCharlotte Ka, Olivia BeensLynn Marshal-Linnemeier, Carla Lobmier, Shervone NecklesQuimetta PerleNora Rodriguez-VallésMiriam Schaer, Mary Ting, Nitza Tufiño

The show opens Friday, March 9, 2018, with a reception from  6:30-9 PM, and will be on view March 9-31, 2018 at Taller Boricua in the Julia De Burgos Latino Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Ave. (E. 105 St.), New York, NY 10029. Gallery Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays, Noon-6 PM; Thursdays, 1-7 PM; and Saturdays, Noon-6 PM.   

Artist Panel Discussion at Taller Boricua Sunday March 25, 2018 2-4 PM. Open to all, and FREE.

Liar's Couture  , by Miriam Schaer

Liar's Couture, by Miriam Schaer

Biasing the Non-Maternal, for WCA-CAA panel Maternal Art Activism by Miriam Schaer

Miriam Schaer will presenting her art work and research about childlessness on the panel Maternal Art Activism. The panel, chaired by Rachel Epp Buller (Bethel College) and Margo Hobbs, (Muhlenberg College) will be Friday Feb 17, at 10.30, in the Rendezvous Trianon, 3rd Floor. Other presenters are Amber Berson (Queens University) Tiffany Holmes (SAIC) and Erin L. McCutcheon (Tulane)

Don't forget: CAA is offering artists a one day 'pay what you wish' pass ($25. suggested fee) so you can come and see panels, as well as the publishers and vendors fair! The Conference will be at the NY Hilton, 53rd Street and 6th Avenue. Click here for more information.

Artist Book Collection for Telavi State University Grows! by Miriam Schaer

As some of you know, I will be in the Republic of Georgia this spring, working with Telavi State University with the Fulbright program! While I am there, I will be teaching artist books, and working to learn as much as possible with felt and other textile crafts with an eye toward their use in Artist Books! I put a call out-on Facebook and also the Book Arts List-serve for donations and have been overwhelmed at the generosity of the book arts community! Please feel free to see what's come in for the Artist Book Collection at Telavi State University, and I will post images as the books arrive. I leave at the end of February, and will be keeping a blog, so stay tuned!

Pomme 14 , by Hélène Francoeur, one of the wonderful donations for the collection.

Pomme 14, by Hélène Francoeur, one of the wonderful donations for the collection.