Bridging the Divide: Contemporary Art, Demoralization, and the Power of Alliance

March 2, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Pen + Brush (P+B) is proud to partner with the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) for an open forum on the role of art - and the art world, in 2017.  As we all grapple with how to face a world that looks, feels and almost is completely upside down, the role of art is more critical than ever.  Art has the capacity to freely reflect our dissent, provoke empathy, and understanding, and offer solace through expressions of sheer humanity, beauty, and love.  This discussion is meant to prompt a productive dialog between artists and the arts professionals who work to support their voices.  

P+B and AWAD, as organizations formed in the spirit of allyship to champion under-recognized voices in the arts, fight everyday on behalf of creative voices in need of support systems.  For this discussion, we aim to bring together artists, gallerists, curators, organizations, critics, institutions, and the audience for an open forum to discuss our roles as allies in this new era.  The panel discussion will include an open forum with the audience in NYC and virtually, we encourage you to bring your voice, bring your opinion, and don’t dumb it down.  P+B is a safe space that welcomes productive, frank, dialog.   

Panelists Include:

Susan Mumford - Moderator, Founder of AWAD

Janice Sands - P+B Executive Director

Mashonda Tifrere, Founder of ArtLeadHer  

Karmimadeebora McMillan - Artist, Project Manager at Swoon Studio

Panel Discussion General Admission - 6:30pm
Doors will open to general admission ticket holders beginning at
6:30pm.  While the event IS free, attendees must RSVP / register here for guaranteed admission.

VIP Art World Reception Preview - 5:30pm
Purchase a VIP ticket for a donation of $20. in support of the event, to gain entry at 5:30pm for a VIP reception where there will be wine and lite hors d'oeuvres while you network and chat with invited guests and our panelists.


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