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WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS

 Teacher’s Workshop

(listed in alphabetical order, by topic)

An Evening with Lorraine Serena – Focus On The Masters, Tuesday Talk Series with Donna Granada, Rubicon Theatre, Ventura, CA (May 7, 2002)

The Art of Building Community
Presentation for MS, Santa Barbara, CA (Nov. 19, 2002)

UCSB Multicultural Center, Santa Barbara (Nov. 2002)

American Women for International Understanding (AWIU), Santa Barbara, CA (Dec. 4, 2002)

The Art of Building Community – Redrawing the Map/Conversations Beyond Borders

Gallery Talk with Anette Kubitza, Co-Curator of Women Beyond Borders, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (Nov. 8, 2002)

The Artist Within
Gallery Workshop, Sculpture Square, Singapore (March 10, 2001)

Beyond the Backlash: Feminism for the 1990s
UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA – Panel moderated by Betty Ann Brown. Panelists included Dean Dresser, Cheryl Dullabaun, Cheri Gaulke, Sondra Hale, Rosalli Ortega, Sandra Rowe, and Lorraine Serena (June 8, 1996)

Box Workshops for Teachers
Getty Education Institute for the Arts and Southern California Institute for Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA – Lorraine Serena and Beverly Decker conducted a workshop for a total of 185 participants from El Segundo and Santa Barbara (July 16 and Aug. 13 1997)

The Boxes: History and Stories
Watkins College of Art and Design, Nashville, TN (March 2003)

The Renewal House & The Magdalena House, YWCA, Nashville, TN (March 12, 2003)

Metropolitan Nashville School District at The Frist Center of Visual Arts, Nashville, TN (March 13, 2003)

Classroom Conversations About Boxes
All Girl’s Gymnasia N. 628, St. Petersburg, Russia (Dec. 1996)

Girl Scouts Beyond Borders
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN – Opening Presentation at Adjunct Exhibition (March 8, 2003)

Inspirations Behind the Box
Sculpture Square, Singapore – Gallery Talk with Lorraine Serena and WBB artists Ye ShuFang and Prisca Ko (March 17, 2001)

Networking/Community-Building Through Art
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA – International Symposium: Redrawing the Map/Conversations Beyond Borders (Nov. 8, 2002)

Square Friday
Sculpture Square, Singapore – Evening Gallery Talk hosted by Lorraine Serena for artists and patrons. (March 16, 2001)

The Whole World In A Box
WBB Teacher’s Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA (Oct. 19, 2002)

Women Beyond Borders
All Girl’s Gymnasia N. 628, St. Petersburg, Russia (Dec. 1996)

Firestone Benefit Presentation and Exhibition, Santa Ynez, CA (Jan. 14, 1996)

MS Group, Carpinteria, CA (Jan. 15, 1997)

International Women’s Conference, Riviera Business Center/El Encanto, Santa Barbara, CA (May 16, 1998)

Barnsdall Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (May 29, 1998)

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Southern California Chapter, held in the home theater of Eva Friez in Beverly Hills (March 24, 1999)

Tenryu City Center, Tenryu, Japan (April 20, 1999)

Gallery One, The Park Tower Art Program, Park Tower Shinjuku-ju, Tokyo (June 6, 1999)

The Faculty of Architecture, The University of Sydney (Sept. 16, 1999)

Tin Sheds Gallery, The University of Sydney (Sept. 18, 1999)

Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly (Sept. 22, 1999)

Rotary Club, Santa Barbara North Chapter, Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA (Oct. 27, 1999)

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Southern California Chapter, Santa Monica (Oct. 24, 2001)

Women’s Voices, Santa Fe, New Mexico (June 11, 2007)

Women Beyond Borders: A Catalyst for Community,
The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (Dec. 3, 1996)

Women Beyond Borders: Igniting the Edge
Panel Presentation including Lorraine Serena and WBB artists, National Women’s Caucus for Art, and Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art (SCWCA), Los Angeles, CA. (Feb. 10, 1999)

Women Beyond Borders: Multi-Cultural Aspects & History,
Art Access Gallery/VSA Arts Utah, Salt Lake City (Jan. 19, 2002)

Women in the Arts
American Association of University Women (AAUW), Santa Barbara, CA  (Sept. 20, 2003)

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ADJUNCT WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS

(arranged alphabetically, by topic)

The Art of Building Community
Marshall High School Reception, Fowler Museum UCLA ? build a box

Marshall and Culver City High School Tour of WBB with museum educators, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles (Feb. 27, 2002)

Fairburn School and Community Reception, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles (March 3, 2002)

Tour of WBB retrospective for American Women for International Understanding by Betsy Quick, Curator of Education, Fowler Museum UCLA, Los Angeles (March 8, 2002)

Culver City High School Reception, Fowler Museum UCLA, Los Angeles (March 28, 2002) ? build a box

The Art of Building Community: Women Beyond Borders
History and Process Gallery Walk, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles (Jan. 27, 2002).

Between Women, Cultures, and Borders: The Women Beyond Borders Project and its Implications for Multicultural and International Feminism
Presentation by Anette Kubitza, Ph. D., College Art Association, 92nd Annual Conference, Boston (Feb. 25, 2006)

Beyond Limits: The Many Uses of Women Beyond Borders
Presentation by Beverly Decker and Anette Kubitza, Ph. D., Art Historians of Southern California Annual Meeting, Getty Villa, Santa Monica, CA (Nov. 2006)

Boxes Out Back: Women artists from Broken Hill
Discussion with WBB participants about their boxes. Organized by Diana Robson, WBB Participant and Coordinator; Broken Hill Art Gallery, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Austraila (Oct. 17, 1999)

Build-a-Box-Workshop
Workshop by Penny Paine, WBB Participant and Coordinator, for local women to express their visions of how “borders” impact their lives. Boxes from this workshop were included in the Women’s Center Gallery, UCSB Women’s Center, Santa Barbara, CA (Fall 2002)

Building Blocks: Life Skills, Art and Healing
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A project to support the reintegration process of young women survivors of human trafficking. Initiated by Stephania Serena and coordinated with Diep Vuong of the Pacific Links Foundation and the Consular Club of Ho Chi Minh City. Patricia Nguyen was the art coordinator for the workshops. (2012)

Children’s Tours of WBB Exhibition
National Museum of Kenya, Contemporary Gallery, Nairobi – WBB Exhibition Tours for school children from throughout Kenya (Jan. 21 – Feb. 28, 1997)

Clever Boxes
Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK – Workshops for children in conjunction with the WBB exhibition. Curator of Education: Emma Gregory; Presentation by Penny Paine, WBB Artist and Coordinator (July 1997)

Create Your Own Box & Women Beyond Borders: 
What’s a box got to do with it? Reflections on the body
Cal State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA (February 22, 2011)

Cross Cultural Reflections on Art and Healing
Presentation by Kimber Haddix McKay, Professor of Anthropology, University of Montana, Artini: Connections (April 19, 2007)

Curating for Life: When Feminism Comes in a Box and a Bottle
Presentation by Anette Kubitza, Ph. D. College Art Association Annual Conference/Committee on Women in the Arts, Los Angeles, CA (Feb. 26, 2009)

Feminist Consciousness in Singaporean Art
Practitioners of visual, performing and literary art discuss the presence of a feminist consciousness in art produced in Singapore (April 21, 2001)

Just for Kids
Sculpture Square, Singapore – Children’s box-making workshops organized by Pat Chen
(March 10 and 17; April 7 and 14, 2001)

Pandora’s Box
Antikenmuseum und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel, Switzerland – Workshops for children in conjunction with “Pandora – Women in Classical Greece,” organized by Anne Cathy Wildberger, Curator of Education (May – June 1996)

Poetry For and About Women
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF), Santa Barbara – Poetry readings inspired by women in conjunction with premiere of WBB exhibition (Dec. 1995)

Redrawing the Map/Conversations Beyond Borders
In conjunction with the 10-year retrospective Women Beyond Borders: The Art of Building Community, organized by the University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara. Co-sponsored by UCSB’s Art Studio Department, College of Creative Studies, Multicultural Center, and Women’s Center. (Nov. 7 – 8, 2002)

Events included:

  • Keynote Lecture: Suzanne Lacy, Artist, Isla Vista Theater, Isla Vista
  • Panel I: Networking/Community-Building Through Art, UCSB.

Moderator: Laurie Monahan, Assist. Prof. of History of Art & Architecture, UCSB

Panelists include: Lorraine Serena [Artist Founder/Artistic Director of WBB
Betty Ann Brown, Prof. of Art History, CSUN
Victoria Vesna, Artist, Chair, Dept. of Design & Media Arts, UCLA School of the Arts (Los Angeles, CA)],

Gloria Alvarez, Chicana poet/intermedia artist

  • Gallery Talk: The Art of Building Community with Co-Curators of Women Beyond Borders, Lorraine Serena and Anette Kubitza, Ph. D.,
  • Panel II: Border Crossing/Globalization of Women’s Issues, UCSB

Moderator:
Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Prof. of Sociology and Chair of Women, Culture & Development, UCSB

Panelists include:
Nancy Gallagher, Prof. of History, UCSB
Daphna Naor, Curator of WBB in Israel
Denise Segura, Prof. of Sociology and Chicano Studies, UCSB Melinda Gandara, Graduate Student, History of Art & Architecture, UCSB; Margarita Cabrera , Installation/Border Artist, El Paso, Texas

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Smart Ideas in Small Boxes
Workshops for children in conjunction with the WBB exhibition. In collaboration with professional artists, Toronto public school students presented original art boxes that focused on the themes of caring, sharing and imagination. Sponsored in part by the Toronto School District. Exhibition of student boxes at the North Gallery, Dufferin Mall, Toronto (June 9 – July 12, 1998)

We are this and that…and everything in between
Broken Hill Art Gallery, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia – Diana Robson, WBB Participant and Coordinator, talks about her artwork and WBB (Oct. 6, 1999)

Women, Art & Community
The Substation, Guinness Theater, Singapore – Groundbreaking forum for Singaporean women artists, curators and critics, curated and organized by Joyce Fan and Susie Wong (April 21 – 28, 2001)

Women Beyond Borders
Akino Fuku Museum, Tenryu, Japan, Box Workshops (May 1999)

1997 Havana Biennial, Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba – Presentation by ELisse Pogofosky-Harris, WBB Participant and Coordinator (May, 1997)

Gallery Extra Moenia-Art Moderna, Todi, Italy – Presentation by Dr. Cecilia Gatto Trocchi, cultural anthropologist (May 1997)

Santa Barbara Associates, University Club, Santa Barbara Pre, CA – Presentation and Exhibition by Evelyn Jacob Jaffee, WBB Participant (Oct. 13, 1998)

College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA – Women’s International Symposium, Presentation and Exhibition by Penny Paine, WBB Participant and Coordinator (Oct. 5 – 7, 2000)

Utah Museum of Natural History and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City – Presentation coinciding with Women Beyond Borders, University of Utah Women’s Week (March 25 – 30, 2002)

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville (Spring 2003)

Workshop organized by the Renewal House and the Magdalena House, Nashville (Spring 2003)

Children’s Workshop, Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest (Oct. 2, 2004)

Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA – Interdisciplinary Symposium: Women, Culture and Society: Presentation by Beverly Decker and Anette Kubitza, Ph. D. (Oct. 2005)

Kigali, Rwanda – Workshop for 55 Tutsi widows of the genocide, coordinated by Betsy Kane in collaboration with Solace Ministries (Dec. 9, 2006)

Women Beyond Borders – Art as a Healing Force
Ojai, CA – Presentation by Beverly Decker, WBB Participant (Feb. 27, 1998)

Women Beyond Borders: Boxes on the Train
Presentations on board and in train stations in Graz and Vienna (Austria); Budapest, Hungary; Lvov (Ukraine) and St. Petersburg (Russia). Presenters includes Gina Ballinger, Eva Ursprung, Doris Jauk-Hinz, Polina Fedorova, Katya Galitzine (Aug. 29 – Sept. 9, 1996)

Women Beyond Borders – Gender & Politics
Forum Stadt Park, Graz, Austria –  Styrian Autumn Festival (Oct. 2, 1997)

Women Beyond Borders Images of Equity
California Gender Equity Conference, Department of Education, Sutton Place Hotel, Newport Beach, CA – Presentation and Exhibition by Penny Paine, WBB Participant and Coordinator (April 16, 1999)

Women Expanding Their Borders
UCSB Women’s Center, Santa Barbara, CA – Presentation and Workshop with Penny Paine, WBB Participant and Coordinator (Oct. 17 – Dec. 7, 2002)