LECTURES

Artist Talk/Slideshow on the making of The Face of Feminism Now

The Art Center - 1 Washington St. #106 Dover, NH

Sat. March 24th 6-9 pm, 2018

Celebrate National Women’s History Month by visiting The Art Center during the month of March to see The Face of Feminism Now: Conversations with Feminists, portraits by Phoenix Mayet.  This year-long photo documentary project examines local feminism in the year following the Women’s March of 2017 through photographs of and interviews with feminists about the movement and it’s future.

An Artist’ Reception will be held for the photographer on Saturday, March 24th 6-9 pm at The Art Center.  The Reception will feature a slideshow and talk by the artist about the making of this timely project.  The talk is free and open to the public.

The evening’s presentation will offer the audience a closer look at the process that went into creating the portraits, provide some conclusions and observations about the final project, and present additional images and words from the participants.  There will be time set aside for Q&A following the presentation.

Art & Mental Illness: Creating to Survive/Surviving to Create - Lecture and Slideshow with Artists Phoenix Mayet and Pope Jones

Wrong Brain - 1 Washington St. #459 Dover, NH

Wed. Oct. 4th 7-9 pm, 2017

The effects of mental illness are often profound and life-changing. As artists living with mental illness, Pope Jones and Phoenix Mayet have expressed these effects through their individual creative work. In this presentation, each will offer a view into their work as it relates to this issue. How does mental illness effect the creative process? How do the experiences of depression and mania manifest themselves in the artwork of those who live with bipolar disorder? How can art speak to and witness for the powerful after effects of trauma? Join these two artists as they present their work and reflect upon the process that has enabled them to create within the context of chronic mental illness. The event is timed to coincide with National Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 2-8, 2017.