Abeles Continues To Declare “It’s The Strong Feminine Driving Healthy Ecology Dynamics”

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Activist and eco-artist, Kim Abeles, is giving her talk, “Women and Water” on September 8th at the WCA Honoring Women's Rights conference in Salinas, Monterey Bay Area in California. Her talk explores the connections between women and the environment. “I bring ideas to the public that are not yet broadly accepted,” says Abeles. She explains how art can be a megaphone to express important ideas, for short term and long term consequences, such as awareness of rising violence against women and global warming.

Kim Abeles, art-activsm HWR speaker and panelist

Kim Abeles, art-activsm HWR speaker and panelist

Like great novels, many of Abeles art installations layer ideas, images, and metaphors to create a cohesive statement.

The Pacific Regional Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) is featuring Los Angeles based public activist-artist, Kim Abeles, as a speaker and panelist at their September 8 “Honoring Women’s Rights” conference.
Like great novels, many of Abeles art installations layer ideas, images, and metaphors to create a cohesive statement. Her processes are organic in nature. She’s an experimentalist and cannot promise to a grantor she what will deliver. She has to focus on a problem, live inside it for a period of time, and express to the viewing public what she sees in a form of an art installation. For instance, she had people write painful memories on paper, wrapped the paper in yarn, wrapped the yarn balls in plaster with strings dangling out, painted the plaster balls, and hung them over an entire room. She called this installation “Pearls Of Wisdom”, an homage to oysters that create pearls out of painful irritants. Her installations engulf every wall from corner to corner, and up on the ceiling, putting the viewer inside the installation.
Her talk, “Women and Water”, is inspired by a current project to be exhibited at LACE Gallery of Los Angeles as part of the Climate Summit International. The Climate Summit is organized by ARTPORT_making waves, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2006 by international curators Corinne Erni and Anne-Marie Melster.
The Honoring Women’s Rights conference is in celebration of WCA 40th anniversary at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA. The event runs for a day and a half starting September 7th at 5pm for early registration and special pre-conference events, at National Steinbeck Center in the heart of Old Town Salinas, California.

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