ALBANY, NY – The Opalka Gallery on the Sage College of Albany campus is pleased to host a Women in Art Panel discussion on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

In the art world, as in the rest of the world, women have yet to achieve parity. More art by men is collected by museums and shown in galleries, even as more women graduate with fine arts degrees every year.  Why does the imbalance persist and what can be done about it?

The panel will discuss these and other issues facing women in the art world and will be co-moderated by Opalka Director Elizabeth Greenberg and Julie Lohnes, curator of art collections and Exhibitions at Union College.

Other distinguished guests include:

  • Cevan Castle, Center for Parenting Artists
  • Carol Diehl, artist, critic, teacher and former slam poet, and currently writing a book about Banksy
  • Carrie Haddad, Carrie Haddad Gallery
  • Janet Riker, director of the University Art Museum, UAlbany
  • Julie Torres, artist and curator

The event is free and open to the public.  The gallery is located at 140 New Scotland Avenue, Albany.

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