The Astraea Lesbian Visual Arts Committee invites you to an Open Studio Visit and Discussion with Award Winning Artist, Chitra Ganesh
December 6, 2007 6:30 – 8:00 PM
428 East 18th Street, Brooklyn, NY
(Between Cortelyou and Dorchester. Q train to Cortelyou. Studio is in small freestanding garage next to the house.)
This is a free event. Following the presentation, folks will gather for dinner (on your own) at a nearby restaurant.
Space is limited for the studio visit. RSVP is required by December 3 to MGoff@astraeafoundation.org.
About Chitra: A 2003 awardee of the Astraea Lesbian Visual Arts Award, Chitra Ganesh is a gifted artist whose work weaves together cultural and social themes. Creating images that are humorous and provocative, she focuses on areas of sexuality, mythology, graphic art, and sheroes. She works in a broad range of media including comics, installation, and photography. Chitra’s work has been exhibited in Toronto, Brazil, India and an array of venues in New York including the Queens Museum, The Bronx Museum, Momenta Art and White Columns.
Awards include residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center. Chitra served as a Board Member of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) and was part of SLAAAP!, a queer Asian arts activist group in New York City. She has been featured in Velvet Park magazine and was named as one of OUT magazine’s top 100 people of the year. A graduate of Brown University, Chitra earned a Masters in Fine Arts from Columbia University.
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