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http://globalwomenproject.com/blog Wed, 08 Aug 2018 17:03:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.15 IT’S GOOD TO BE HER(E) http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1870 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1870#respond Mon, 06 Aug 2018 01:28:56 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1870

In 2016 the just published GWP Book signified the culmination of a 10-year project celebrating influential women around the world and exhibited at the first Biennale Arte Dolomiti with a thematic limited edition print “WE ARE HER(E)” symbolizing as a metaphor the GWP having reached great heights.

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In 2016 the just published GWP Book signified the culmination of a 10-year project celebrating influential women around the world and exhibited at the first Biennale Arte Dolomiti with a thematic limited edition print “WE ARE HER(E)” symbolizing as a metaphor the GWP having reached great heights.

Photograph by Franco Oliveri

The metaphor continues in the second Biennale 2018 with the legend invoked by the Rosengarten Mountain Range of the Dolomites celebrated for their alpenglow – the rosy reddish glow only visible after sunset or before sunrise. The legend is referenced in a second limited edition print “IT’S GOOD TO BE HER(E)” and depicts roses inspired from the legend of the dwarf King Laurin who had cultivated a magnificent rose garden at the foot of the mountains but left a curse to hide the Rosy glow from all. Famously, the curse had not included twilight, the magical time of “in- between- ness” — when alpenglow is born and seen.

The metaphor of the Dolomites’s rose garden, signifying something marvelous and also mysterious. The legend’s reference to ‘in-between-ness’ in space and time, emphasizes the idea and metaphor of “interstices” — the crucial tiny spaces that intervene and allow borders to be crossed, thus enabling new thought and powerful creations to be generated.

IT’S GOOD TO BE HER(E), is presented by the ongoing Global Women Project — an evolving cycle of female multimedia portraits by Jennifer White Kuri who have worked to improve their social, political, and physical environments. Northern Italy’s Dolomites’ unique aspenglow, its interstices, are the metaphor for crossing a border to new thought, the essence of the art in Kuri’s Global Women Project..

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UC BERKELEY ALUMNI EXHIBIT http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1859 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1859#respond Tue, 27 Mar 2018 23:34:45 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1859 I was invited by UC Berkeley to participate in their upcoming exhibition Generation, a juried show of alumni artists whose work addresses – practically or poetically – the extraordinary moment in which we find ourselves.

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BIENNALE ARTE DOLOMITI http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1811 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1811#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:46:28 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1811 Held in the Dolomites of northern Italy, Biennale Arte Dolomiti is the first biennale situated at such an astounding height, 2116 meters above sea level. Through the wide array of art-media employed including painting, photography, prints, installation, video projection, dance, performance, music and architecture, Biennale Arte Dolomiti is a celebration of artistic and creative ideas, . . . → Read More: BIENNALE ARTE DOLOMITI]]> Held in the Dolomites of northern Italy, Biennale Arte Dolomiti is the first biennale situated at such an astounding height, 2116 meters above sea level. Through the wide array of art-media employed including painting, photography, prints, installation, video projection, dance, performance, music and architecture, Biennale Arte Dolomiti is a celebration of artistic and creative ideas, where 39 internationally renowned artists from 19 countries explore the themes of freedom, love and compassion juxtaposed against violence, annihilation and conflict. The various art-media used gives texture and dimension to this dynamic exchange.

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The choice of the Ex Caserma Monte Rite as the event site was a conscious choice made by the cultural association Biennale Arte Dolomiti. Promptly situated in the Dolomites, an official UNESCO Heritage site, the Ex Caserma has gone from being a military barrack in both world wars to the site for cultural gatherings. Its serene appearance does not give away its yesteryears of bloodshed and turmoil during the war in the Dolomites; rather, what remains is a peaceful emblem of humanity and overcoming of hostilities.

For Biennale Arte Dolomiti, the Ex Caserma is symbolic. Set against the great Dolomites, it urges us to move away from hostility and conflicts stemming from the artificiality of a global society and instead, to consider the sanctity of nature reflected by this breathtaking location.

In this sequestered location away from the bustling cosmopolitan cities of the world, where peoples have once diverged in culture and ideology resulting in pandemonium, Biennale Arte Dolomiti demonstrates how art today can serve to unite a diverse range of perspectives and ideas from all over the world.

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Featuring a foreword and statement by art historian Gabriella Daris and Curator Peter Frank. This book is the culmination of the 10-year “Global Women Project” debuting at Biennale Arte Dolomiti May 29-Oct.2,2016

http://www.biennalearte.com/en/

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The book is a series of portraits of women around the world who are influential in their respective areas of the globe, all who have worked to improve their social, political and physical environments across all borders as well as to the deep sea and out into the stratosphere. Metaphorically, the book of the project on exhibit in the Dolomites represents reaching great heights at this juncture.The purpose in doing this as an art project is to offer inspiration and hope to multitudes of women throughout the world, through an array of art mediums including this published work and ACCOMPANYING VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8vKidAyZ7U&feature=youtu.be

For book inquiries see Artists Corner in the left column. Below: Limited Edition Print included in the Hardbound Art Edition

12 We Are Here print photo with signature

A select few additional installations from artists around the globe. For more of a look see my posts titled TOP OF THE WORLD (at this print 1-4)

https://www.facebook.com/globalwomenproject

Photos above credited w/FROL many thanks Franco Oliveri and book photo’s Visi Cano-Mooradian

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WINTER 2015 THE DEBUT of NADINE http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1793 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1793#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:46:36 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1793 Global Women Project: Nadine, Saudi Arabia 82 x 82 inches Multimedia

On December 12th of this year a landmark event occurred in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Elections were held and for the first time in the country’s history, women not only voted, they were on the ballot, and 18 women won!  This remarkable moment in history . . . → Read More: WINTER 2015 THE DEBUT of NADINE]]> Nadine

Global Women Project: Nadine, Saudi Arabia 82 x 82 inches Multimedia

On December 12th of this year a landmark event occurred in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Elections were held and for the first time in the country’s history, women not only voted, they were on the ballot, and 18 women won!  This remarkable moment in history results from the very brave efforts of those who have spoken up for women’s equality. The highly spirited and passionate journalist, Nadine Al-Bedair, has been such an advocate throughout her journalistic career, despite hate mail and the like.  Her portrait for the Global Women Project is now complete and in celebration of this earth rocking change in her native land we proudly present the portrait here.  The image of Nadine, beautifully dressed in black lace stimulates conversation about women being covered, and lace is used as a metaphor in the portrait to open those questions.

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Nadine grew up in the conservative Arab kingdom. She had one father, two mothers, and 15 siblings. Why two mothers? Well, in Islam men can have as many as four spouses at a time. Nadine’s tireless effort for women’s right to drive and other equality issues has stimulated debate that focuses on women’s rights. In an interview she said, “Muslim women have tried before to point out the inequalities in the polygamous marriage system, but nobody listened. I had to scream to start a debate.”  Her scream took the form of an article in an Egyptian newspaper that challenged the issue of polygamy. In reality, Al-Bedair, who for years hosted a women’s-rights TV show called “Equality”, doesn’t think multiple spouses are such a great idea. For daring to question the supposedly God-given status quo, she has been subject to much adversity and fury from traditional quarters. Noting that she has also received hundreds of letters of support she said, “I’ve got people talking, and I’m proud of that.”

And so, congratulations to you Nadine, to the others fighting this good fight, to the women and to the men of Saudi Arabia. This first step towards equality was hard won, but it signals major progress for the region.
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Through My Prism http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1787 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1787#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:58:34 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1787

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Global Women Project Advisory Member to be a Speaker at Watermark Lead On Silicon Valley http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1766 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1766#respond Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:32:02 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1766

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Summer 2014 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1744 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1744#respond Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:47:34 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1744 It’s been a busy and exciting year following the exhibition last summer of our project in progress at ICASTICA: the first European International Women’s Art Biennale in Arezzo, Italy. ICASTICA was held simultaneously with the 2013 Venice Biennale. Two pieces from the Global Women Project are now part of the civic collection of the City . . . → Read More: Summer 2014]]> It’s been a busy and exciting year following the exhibition last summer of our project in progress at ICASTICA: the first European International Women’s Art Biennale in Arezzo, Italy. ICASTICA was held simultaneously with the 2013 Venice Biennale. Two pieces from the Global Women Project are now part of the civic collection of the City of Arezzo shown at their Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Global Women Project is an evolving cycle of multi‑media portraits chronicling influential women from around the world and their commitment to social, political, and environmental change. I recently completed one more painting in my Global Women Project Series: Rossana that joins Soula Saad’s completed portrait.

Rossana Castrellon is Panama’s former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, an international trade and market management attorney (ex: Harvard Law), and an advocate for free K-12 private education throughout her country. She embodies femininity with her sensual, vibrant, and compassionate heart and exudes strength and determination having raised a special needs child as a single mother. She remains a positive force in her county as an innovative leader on education and an example of the grace and balance required to maintain harmony between home and work.

Soula Saad is a Beirut-based independent documentary filmmaker and recipient of the 2010 Women’s International Film & Television Showcase Foundation Best Documentary Film Award. She is currently working on a film about female artists, writers, and musicians around the world called Femininetude.

My portrait of Nadine Al Bedair, media personality and human rights activist in the Middle East is nearing completion and the portrait of Sylvia Earle, oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, is currently in progress. An upcoming interview with Sally Ride Science will soon take place on our sixth portrait subject, American astronaut Sally Ride.

I would like to thank our numerous collaborators and sponsors for their contributions and support. For a complete list of our collaborators see our link at the top of the page.

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS at Saatchi Art

To sustain continued efforts in bringing this project to fruition and garnering further exposure for our subjects find Global Women Project limited edition prints at Saatchi Art. Please visit, share, pin it, like, favorite, and follow us at: http://www.saatchiart.com/Globalwomenproject

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DOCUMENTARY FILM GLOBAL WOMEN PROJECT ITALY http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1710 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1710#respond Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18:37:59 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1710 The video screen has the standard . . . → Read More: DOCUMENTARY FILM GLOBAL WOMEN PROJECT ITALY]]> ICASTICA (“Figurative”)
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ICASTICA, the film, is now available for viewing on IMDB.  No password is necessary.

The video screen has the standard controls so the viewer can select full screen mode. There is also a quality tab that comes in view (upper right of video screen) when placing the cursor over the video screen. There are 3 choices: Standard, 480P, and 720P HD.  With our connection speed with wireless the 480P setting delivers a nice full screen image without any issues.

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GWP Featured in Installation Magazine http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1683 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1683#respond Sat, 17 Aug 2013 18:26:39 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1683  

Global Women Project featured in Installation Magazine, Part 1 and Part 2 ICASTICA 1, THE 2013 PROJECT

PART ONE.  Peter Frank’s insight into ICASTICA’s inaugural exhibition, Glocal Women.  A cultural resurgence of the old Tuscan city (“local”) and the multicultural amalgam of women in art from around the world (“global”). Next week Peter . . . → Read More: GWP Featured in Installation Magazine]]>  

Global Women Project featured in Installation Magazine, Part 1 and Part 2

ICASTICA 1, THE 2013 PROJECT

PART ONE.  Peter Frank’s insight into ICASTICA’s inaugural exhibition, Glocal Women.  A cultural resurgence of the old Tuscan city (“local”) and the multicultural amalgam of women in art from around the world (“global”). Next week Peter explores the works of Jennifer White Kuri the artist behind Global Women Project, a work in progress of painted portraitures of influential women. Read More…

GLOBAL WOMEN PROJECT: PORTRAITS OF CHANGE, WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

PART TWO. Peter Frank, curator of the Global Women Project, shares his insight with Installation on the project and its founding artist, California-based Jennifer White Kuri. The Global Women Project is a work in progress of painted portraitures of influential women. Once complete it will be shown in its entirety, paintings and related materials, in coordination with the Biennale de Venezia. Read More…

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International Women’s Art Biennial http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1636 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1636#respond Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:57:29 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1636

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Archiving 2012 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1616 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1616#respond Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:31:42 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1616

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Global Women Project Summer 2012 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1555 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1555#respond Sat, 01 Sep 2012 21:21:08 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1555 Here we are to share what’s happened over summer 2012 and the current status of our portrait subjects and GWP team members.

  

  

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Here we are to share what’s happened over summer 2012 and the current status of our portrait subjects and GWP team members.

  

  

1. Nadine’s portrait is well underway. 2. A continuation of the artist’s process of thinking in relation to world events and the project’s progression. 3. Rossana’s preliminary digital sketch has been finalized between Rossana and Jennifer; work on her painting has begun. 4. Off the coast of Key Largo, FL 60 feet beneath the ocean surface Sylvia sits with Fabien Cousteau in an underwater cafe in the Aquarius Reef Base discussing the need for ongoing funding for this underwater sea floor habitat. 5. A beautiful, hand designed, bejeweled bouquet from the recent wedding of one our GWP collaborating artists, Maece.

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Portrait Subject – Panama: Rossana Castrellon http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1351 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1351#respond Sat, 28 Jan 2012 19:35:00 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1351

Nivia Rossana Castrellon is the 3rd portrait subject in the Global Women Project.  She is the former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama, the President of Union Nacional de Centros Educativos Particulares (National Association of Private Schools), and an international trade and market management attorney (ex: Harvard Law). Nivia is an innovative leader in . . . → Read More: Portrait Subject – Panama: Rossana Castrellon]]>

Nivia Rossana Castrellon is the 3rd portrait subject in the Global Women Project.  She is the former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama, the President of Union Nacional de Centros Educativos Particulares (National Association of Private Schools), and an international trade and market management attorney (ex: Harvard Law). Nivia is an innovative leader in Panamanian education heading local and international efforts to enhance the quality of education, especially for the underprivileged. She has been instrumental in trying to bring the culture of lawfulness education to Panamanian schools and is currently lobbying for free K-12 education throughout her country. Her original interview was documented in a video that can be viewed here. 

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The Story So Far http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1173 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1173#respond Sat, 22 Oct 2011 17:43:57 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1173

Images courtesy of Kristin Burns Photography

Photographs from the Global Women Project: The Story So Far exhibit held in Los Angeles September 10, 2011.

This is the second multi-media exhibit in an evolving cycle of portraits chronicling thirteen influential women from around the globe who are working . . . → Read More: The Story So Far]]>

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Photographs from the Global Women Project: The Story So Far exhibit held in Los Angeles September 10, 2011.

This is the second multi-media exhibit in an evolving cycle of portraits chronicling thirteen influential women from around the globe who are working to change their social, political and physical environments for the better. Artwork featuring Global Women Project’s (GWP) recent subjects, Nadine Al Bedair and Dr. Sylvia Earle, were introduced. The final digital sketch of Rossana Castrellon will be realized this winter.

Guests included GWP subject Soula Saad, Art Ltd., and notable Stanford fellows. We would like to thank Kip Evans Photography for providing incredible underwater footage and our sponsors Angeleno Magazine and Elixir EntertainmentWe once again thank Daniel Stern for lending his studio space to display the progress of this effort.
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Her Deepness http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1141 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1141#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:08:17 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1141

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Jennifer first became fascinated with oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, our next portrait subject in the Global Women Project, when she heard about her work in the Sargasso Sea (a sea without shores). Sylvia is trying to save the oceans and is focusing on one . . . → Read More: Her Deepness]]>

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Jennifer first became fascinated with oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, our next portrait subject in the Global Women Project, when she heard about her work in the Sargasso Sea (a sea without shores). Sylvia is trying to save the oceans and is focusing on one simple idea: protecting them. She has established a global network of marine-protected areas called ‘Hope Spots,’ “to save and restore…the blue heart of the planet.” The Sargasso Sea is much more than a starter kit for new coral reefs; “it could provide a road map for creating more protection elsewhere.”

Sylvia’s concern is for the oceans that make up 97 percent (in volume) of the planet where life can exist. These oceans provide more than half the oxygen we breathe. Planet Earth is really Planet Ocean, and is mankind’s global life-support system.

We are embarking on the greatest era of planetary exploration in all of human history through deep-sea exploration. Sylvia has led over 60 undersea expeditions, spent more than 6,000 hours underwater, and holds the record for diving solo to a depth of 1,000 meters (3,300 feet). She pioneered vehicle technology that allows researchers to explore otherwise inaccessible depths, where there are hundreds of thousands of unidentified species, earning her the nickname “Her Deepness.” Sylvia has received more than 100 national and international awards, including the coveted TED Prize in 2009.

“If you really want to make a difference — are you a poet? Are you a writer? An accountant? Are you a musician? Are you a scientist? Are you a kid who cares? Whatever it is you are, you have some power to use that capability. The other thing to recognize is that everything is connected — that what we put onto our lawns, what we put in our atmosphere, all of that ultimately winds up in the oceans, and it winds up back to us.”

“We still have a chance to make peace with the ocean.”

written by Andalee Motrenec

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Interview with whitewall Magazine http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1087 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1087#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2011 19:13:29 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1087 The Global Women Project was interviewed in whitewall Magazine. Click here to read article

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Spanish Accent http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1061 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1061#respond Tue, 07 Jun 2011 18:46:52 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1061

Celia Tejada has been a friend for many years and advisor to the Global Women Project. Her Spanish flair is captured here by Pottery Barn and again in Sunset Magazine (on the right) celebrating her joy for life influenced by her native Spain.

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Happy Mother’s Day http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1050 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1050#respond Fri, 06 May 2011 17:36:29 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=1050

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For more information about these topics visit The Daily Beast.

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2011 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=934 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=934#respond Fri, 17 Dec 2010 03:15:41 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=934

As we walk into 2011 lets put our mind forward transforming the world as we work to improve and transform ourselves.

With Great Respect to All,

Jennifer

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the PARTY’s over http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=919 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=919#respond Sun, 28 Nov 2010 18:05:57 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=919

For those of you in this world entering into this holiday time, enjoy and Feast with your Family.

The exhibition reached our intention engaging viewers further into women’s global issues. We couldn’t have asked for more. I want to thank everyone who made it . . . → Read More: the PARTY’s over]]>

For those of you in this world entering into this holiday time, enjoy and Feast with your Family.

The exhibition reached our intention engaging viewers further into women’s global issues. We couldn’t have asked for more. I want to thank everyone who made it come together and what a wonderful team.

To Kristin Burns for last and this months photographs and for her incredible photo documentation all along the path. As well as Jay and John Kuri for their video documentation. View the installation Global Women Project : First Portrayals on Youtube.



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Show Time http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=865 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=865#respond Sat, 30 Oct 2010 00:52:06 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=865

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The Women’s Conference 2010 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=781 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=781#comments Thu, 21 Oct 2010 18:19:04 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=781 by Andalee Motrenec

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Jennifer is attending the 2010 Women’s Conference hosted and created by First Lady of California, Maria Shriver. Shriver has announced “A Women’s Nation,” as a new project that will look at “the status of America women.” She also produced “American Idealist: The Story . . . → Read More: The Women’s Conference 2010]]> by Andalee Motrenec

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Jennifer is attending the 2010 Women’s Conference hosted and created by First Lady of California, Maria Shriver. Shriver has announced “A Women’s Nation,” as a new project that will look at “the status of America women.” She also produced “American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver,” about her father who has Alzheimer’s Disease.

Jennifer will be attending two more intimate sessions with former First Lady Laura Bush and Deepak Chopra. Laura Bush has made advancement in the areas of education and literacy by establishing the semi-annual National Book Festival in 2001 and encouraged education on a worldwide scale. She also has advanced women’s causes with  The Heart Truth campaign and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Chopra is a renowned author for mind and body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, peace, and leadership. He founded the Chopra Center for well being. First Lady Michele Obama due to her recently scheduled trip to California will now be attending as a guest speaker as well.

The five outstanding women that will be winning the Minerva Award this year are Oprah Winfrey, Sandra Day O’Connor, Carolyn Blashek, Oral Lee Brown, and Sister Terry Dodge. The guest performer will be Mary J. Blige and Sarah McLaughlin. The word Minerva’s root meaning is taken from a roman goddess of “poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, magic and music.” The goddess’s powerful figure makes her an appropriate representative award for these women who have had a profound global influence.

Oprah Winfrey’s lifelong dedication to the education of women, programs for women afflicted with AIDS in Africa and economic prosperity has put her at the forefront of a global outcry for change. Information about Oprah can be found on her website. Sandra Day O’Connor is an advocate for research on Alzheimer’s, independent judiciary and a robust constitutional democracy. Her website icivics.org is dedicated to educating students about civics and “inspire them to be active participants in our democracy.”

Carolyn Blashek’s, Operation Gratitude, is the largest support organization for US soldiers to receive care packages overseas. Oral Lee Brown adopted an entire first grade class at Brookfield Elementary in a struggling area of Mississippi Delta. Brown adopts 20 to 25 children in the Oakland school system to help them succeed educationally every year. The Oral Lee Brown Foundation provides educational assistance and scholarships for children. Sister Terry Dodge is the executive director of Crossroads Inc. an organization that gives women released from prison housing, education, career and counseling so that they can transition back into the world.

Each of these women have had a powerful hand in repairing families, and making a success of youths whose environments put them at a disadvantage. We look forward to honoring them at the Women’s Conference with a global voice.

You will be able to link directly to the conference to watch live on Tuesday Oct. 26 8AM-7AM at www.womensconference.org

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First Portrayals http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=763 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=763#comments Tue, 05 Oct 2010 17:14:51 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=763 . . . → Read More: First Portrayals]]> By Peter Frank

Jennifer White Kuri is currently working on an evolving cycle of portraits of thirteen women, collectively titled the “Global Women” project. The subjects of the paintings are influential in their respective regions and professions. “Global Women” is a social as well as aesthetic undertaking that will portray these women with the objects and images that define their personalities and their professional and spiritual purposes while including references to the cultures that have nurtured them and in which they now operate.

Jennifer has designed “Global Women” as a ten-year project. The first display of her work on the sequence since she began her research three years ago will take place at the end of this month, October 2010, in the new arts neighborhood that has sprung up in the industrial area where the east side of Culver City abuts central Los Angeles. Jennifer’s friend, actor-sculptor Daniel Stern, is lending his space to help launch the public face of the project. On view will be the first of Jennifer’s large kraft-paper notations, painted studies and partially completed paintings, and, festooned with pertinent material, the stepladder that allows the 5′ 3″ artist access to the upper reaches of her expansive paintings and drawings.

As well, the exhibition, “The Global Women Project: First Portrayals,” will feature videotaped interviews with the three women documented here, Soula Saad of Lebanon, Rossana Castrellon of Panama, and Nadine al Bedair of Saudi Arabia. Also screening will be footage from Soula Saad’s Beirut Rising, her documentary about Lebanon’s youth peace movement, and footage from work in progress (including Women World Vision and Voices). During the exhibit a Skype connection to Soula will allow Jennifer to conduct a live interview.

The “Global Women” project will culminate in an exhibition of all Jennifer’s work — research material, studies, and finished paintings — in Venice, Italy, in the summer of 2017, in cooperation with the Biennale de Venezia.

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right to VOTE http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=681 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=681#comments Thu, 26 Aug 2010 22:48:01 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=681

Women from the city of West Hollywood recently celebrated “We’ve come a long way…maybe” Women’s Equality Day commemorating the the 90th anniversary of the US Women winning the right to vote in 1920. Betsy Johnson, member of the National Women’s Political Caucus , recently sent us this reminder…

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Women from the city of West Hollywood recently celebrated “We’ve come a long way…maybe” Women’s Equality Day commemorating the the 90th anniversary of the US Women winning the right to vote in 1920. Betsy Johnson, member of the National Women’s Political Caucus , recently sent us this reminder…

Women's Suffrage, global women project,

Photographs from the Records of the National Woman’s Party

“This is a story of our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers. Remember, it was not until 1920 that women were granted the right to go to the polls and vote. The women were innocent and defenseless, but they were jailed nonetheless for picketing the White House, carrying signs asking for the vote. Woodrow Wilson and his cronies tried to persuade a psychiatrist to declare Alice Paul insane so that she could be permanently institutionalized. The doctor refused. Alice Paul was strong, he said, and brave. That didn’t make her crazy. The doctor admonished the men: ‘Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.’ ”

And so the Global Women Project looks at how things stand with the issue around the world…we are still waiting for full voting rights in several countries.

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Nadine http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=656 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=656#comments Mon, 26 Jul 2010 03:47:24 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=656 Nadine is one of the first subjects of the Global Women Project painting series. She is the host of a popular TV show in the Middle East titled “Musawat” (“Equality”). She also works on women’s issues with journalists and politicians throughout the Middle East, Europe and the USA. These women are actively trying to . . . → Read More: Nadine]]>
Nadine is one of the first subjects of the Global Women Project painting series. She is the host of a popular TV show in the Middle East titled “Musawat” (“Equality”). She also works on women’s issues with journalists and politicians throughout the Middle East, Europe and the USA. These women are actively trying to change conditions around the world.

Nadine is passionate about her cultural heritage in many aspects. One that she shared during our interview was a cup of Arab coffee. Its unique Arabian flavor was paired with dates, cardamom, saffron, and clove. She labored over the coffee ritual in a process that was both artistic and beautiful. It was the best coffee I had ever tasted.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=hK8uo_vvryg%26hl%3Den_US%26fs%3D1

A few years back Nadine talked publicly about the need for change and that we don’t have the time to change slowly. In a world with the internet and technology moving at such a fast pace, those thoughts of rapid change remain ever present today.

The modern world has been tough on these deep tribal roots and women have evolved. Regarding the Saudi culture Rashi Hifzi points out, “Women aren’t allowed to be in a room alone with a man who isn’t their father, husband, or brother. Women are not allowed to drive…Still, only about one in twenty Saudi women work outside the home.”

On a positive note she continued, “Saudi women own nearly 70 percent of bank accounts and 20 percent of private companies in the kingdom. We’re working to lobby for women to participate in the elections…to have more seats in the municipality, to present women issues, to present family issues.”

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For Our Mothers http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=455 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=455#comments Fri, 07 May 2010 19:19:04 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=455

Happy Mother’s Day! The above painting came about after a Mother’s Day champagne brunch with my family. Returning to our home everyone retired for a nap. Still dressed up and nowhere else to go I began this self-portrait.  My daughter lay by me asleep and my mother, who . . . → Read More: For Our Mothers]]>

Happy Mother’s Day! The above painting came about after a Mother’s Day champagne brunch with my family. Returning to our home everyone retired for a nap. Still dressed up and nowhere else to go I began this self-portrait.  My daughter lay by me asleep and my mother, who had passed away, buzzed around my head in my thoughts as seen in the painting. Today I am reminded of my mother’s guidance, not to fear diversity and be more accepting of differences.We all have more in common than not. There are a lot of deep wounds in our world’s history but we can only right things today and do everything in our power to take some action to move forward.  Anita Roddick cleverly said, “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.”

Preliminary Digital Sketch for Painting
(to be realized at 84″ x 84″)

It is resolutely stated here by Rossana Castrellon, the 3rd subject in the Global Women Project series of portraits (preliminary digital sketch below), quoting John D. Rockefeller, “I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty… “Rossana is the President of Union Nacional de Centros Educativos Particulares of Panama, as well she is involved in four other significant organizations focusing on education and international relations. She is the former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Panama. The following video is taken from my interview with Rossana in Panama City in preparation for her portrait..

Rossana’s mother, NIVIA GRACIELA ECHEVERRÌA SÀEZ, was a pioneer and mentor as the head of the first entrepreneurial group in Panama. A firm believer in the importance of education she started a school 50 years ago and had a profound impact on the woman Rossana has become. Rossana has inspired multitudes of women as well as today’s youth, and so carries the spirit forward. In memory of her mother we honor her as an exceptional woman.

Rossana herself is an remarkable mother and dedicated to the special needs of her son, Fernando. She was written about last December: Soy mejor persona, gracias a mi hijo.” “I’M A BETTER PERSON, THANKS TO MY SON.” Artículo Publicado en la Estrella de Panamá Hoy, Domingo, 6 de Diciembre. Rossana and Fernando are also pictured above on the April-May cover of Mama de Hoy.

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Salutation for Spring http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=389 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=389#respond Thu, 08 Apr 2010 19:31:55 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=389 . . . → Read More: Salutation for Spring]]>
Celia has been an art collector and fan supporting the Global Women Project from inception. She is a woman with international roots and travels globally. Her heart is in everything she does and she is always sharing her joy of life. She shares this presence here as we’ve entered spring and join her at her table with her family recipe for Paella and Tejada Tempranillo wine from their vineyard. You can read more about her family’s history under Tejada wines.

Please click here for the full recipe

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Celebrating Women’s History Month http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=233 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=233#comments Thu, 04 Mar 2010 21:16:44 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=233 . . . → Read More: Celebrating Women’s History Month]]>

© Philip Scott Johnson

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I SEE HEARTS http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=307 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=307#comments Thu, 04 Mar 2010 21:11:50 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=307 . . . → Read More: I SEE HEARTS]]>

© Jennifer White Kuri

The traditional heart symbol is somewhat of a mystery and it’s precise origin is a topic of controversy. We are collecting naturally occurring heart observations around the world in an effort to see and feel deeper.

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Haiti Relief http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=228 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=228#respond Mon, 01 Mar 2010 08:33:51 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=228

© Jennifer White Kuri

The Global Women Project Endorses the Following Relief Organizations

Red Cross/International Response Fund

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

UNICEF/Haiti Earthquake Fund

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© Jennifer White Kuri

The Global Women Project Endorses the Following Relief Organizations

Red Cross/International Response Fund

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

UNICEF/Haiti Earthquake Fund

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3 Days 3 Nights in Miami

I’m in Miami for Art Basel this week taking in as Karen Rosenberg from the New York Times put “the cornucopia of art, hedonism…” and just be a sponge. Feel like I have seen 1/1000th or 1/1Mth. Every sense is triggered and having soo much . . . → Read More: Art Basel Miami Beach]]>

3 Days 3 Nights in Miami

I’m in Miami for Art Basel this week taking in as Karen Rosenberg from the New York Times put “the cornucopia of art, hedonism…” and just be a sponge. Feel like I have seen 1/1000th or 1/1Mth. Every sense is triggered and having soo much fun. I love Miami and have lived in Miami Beach a few times before in my life. When I was little and again later with my daughter.

I spent an afternoon with Glenn Albin, a favorite of mine, catching up, carousing NADA. It was at the historic Deauville Beach Resort with views right on the water – a green you never see anywhere else. A wonderful lunch off the beaten path: Buenos Aires Bakery and Cafe.

Best meal yet was at fratelli Lyon driade and spent a good deal of time there as torrential rains took Patricia Mendoza and I inside. We salivated  over the eye candy of the Miami Design District and Design Miami.

We had come from the De la Cruz premiere (35K square feet art space). In a true Rosa touch with half the world there on jet lag, she served incredible Cuban coffee in a cart at the entrance so you were zippy to take in the enormity of the collection. It was a  magnificent, aesthetic, coherent experience that left us complete.

The Sagamore brunch hosted by Marty and Constance Margulies, (Margulies Warehouse) Martin and Cricket Taplin who own the Sagamore Art Hotel, and most of Miami’s Museums. It was the height of taste, and world art charm. I reconnected with Lorenzo Rudolf and his wife and reminisced about the early days when we were setting the seeds for Art Basel Miami.

Another favorite meal was an invitation to Carpaccio by  great friends Susan and Marc Abrams for the debut of Lanvin in the USA, at Bal Harbour Shops.

Unpacking all these great materials I realize why I am so glad I went. I have literature and magazines on art from every corner of the world. Its a moment where the world comes to you and you vicariously time travel around the globe. The Global Women project deserved this…and SHE got it.

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The White House Project http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=13 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=13#respond Wed, 25 Nov 2009 19:37:32 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=13

Thinking About Women

Some interesting food for thought…

GMA

Thursday, November 12th, 2009.

The White House ABC News. Marie Wilson is President of the White House Project, she has released the report “Benchmarking Women’s Leadership.”

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Thinking About Women

Some interesting food for thought…

GMA

Thursday, November 12th, 2009.

The White House ABC News. Marie Wilson is President of the White House Project, she has released the report “Benchmarking Women’s Leadership.”

‘My friend Terry Matsik’s self portrait’

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The Women’s Conference http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=558 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=558#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2009 19:34:32 +0000 http://globalwomenproject.com/blog/?p=3 . . . → Read More: The Women’s Conference]]> The Minerva Awards

Having started the Global Women Project in 2007 I became aware of what Maria Shriver was doing in Long Beach California with The Women’s Conference that she founded. I was stunned last night when I attended the awards to see the exponential and magnificent growth.

I woke up with the quote from Kathy Hull, “How can you put the price of a life on a child?” It made me think of the comforting children hospital for terminal illness that she founded. I was riveted by Agnes Stevens with her School on Wheels and intention of helping every homeless child in America.  (1.5 million in the USA alone)

Others who received awards: The incredible work of Jane Goodall and her Roots and Shoots. Helen Wakauzoo’s Friendship House and her wonderful effort with the Native American people and trials they face. It was wonderful to see Alicia Keys, a young woman, making such a strong statement with Keep a Child Alive. Having grown up like many others with Caroline Kennedy, it was almost surreal to be in the same space with her. Her public service and emphasis on the importance of educating our children is tireless.

I have been really thrilled to have added the third portrait subject into my series, Rossana Castrellon, who was the former deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Panama. She has since devoted her life to the education of children in Panama. She is associated with and operates five educationally based organizations, with her very favorite Sisters School work.

I know that they all need help in their endeavors and I hope anyone who has spare time will further investigate these women’s work.

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