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1996 Panel Archive


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Date: 1996-01-26
Title: Arthur Danto and Elaine Marinoff
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Moderator: Elaine Marinoff, mixed-media artist, poet, former educator
Panelist: Arthur Danto, author and critic for The Nation


Date: 1996-02-02
Title: New Ideas for Funding the Visual Arts
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Moderator: Ron Rocco, artist
Panelist: Thomas Meister, cultural affairs officer for the German Consulate
Panelist: Jennifer Feil, New York Foundation for the Arts
Panelist: John Perreault, director of Urban Glass
Panelist: Robert Kloos, cultural affairs officer of the Dutch Consulate

Date: 1996-02-09
Title: North of the Border
Description: A survey of museums north of the Guggenheim.
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Moderator: Corinne Robins, writer
Panelist: Beth Henriguez, assistant director of the Hudson River Museum of Westchester
Panelist: Catherine Shiga Gattulo, director of education at the Hudson River Museum
Panelist: Jane Delgado, director of the Bronx Museum of Art
Panelist: Lucinda Gedeon, director of the Neuberger Museum, SUNY at Purchase, NY

Date: 1996-02-16
Title: Walter Robinson and Bill Rabinovitch
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Panelist: Walter Robinson, artist and writer for Art in America
Panelist: Bill Rabinovitch, painter and producer of "Art Seen" cable TV show

Date: 1996-02-23
Title: Open Screening: 5 slides * 5 minutes * five bucks
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Date: 1996-03-01
Title: Can Artists Afford to Lose their Homes and Studios?
Description: Can the City afford to lose its artist neighborhoods? Could June be the end of the Loft Law? Or the end of rent protections?
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Moderator: Marie Dormuth, Lower Manhattan Loft Tenants (LMLT)

Date: 1996-03-08
Title: Ursula Von Rydingssvard and Nancy Princenthal
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Panelist: Ursula von Rydingsvard, sculptor of monumental wooden sculptures made with a chain saw.
Panelist: Nancy Princenthal, art writer and author of, "Spirit and Form in Sculpture."

Date: 1996-03-15
Title: Exploring the New Landscape
Description: Creating non-traditional environmental landscape.
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Moderator: Alan Gussow, artist and environmentalist
Panelist: Jane Culbertson, environmental artist
Panelist: Bill Botzow, environmental artist
Panelist: Meg Webster, environmental artist

Date: 1996-03-22
Title: Been There / Done That
Description: The art colony experience.
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Moderator: Ann-Ellen Lesser, director of The Millay Colony for the Arts
Panelist: Buffy Johnson, artist and writer
Panelist: Mona Jimenex, director of the Media Alliance
Panelist: Juana Valdes, artist and curator
Panelist: Olivia Beens, artist ("I've only been to four. . .")

Date: 1996-03-29
Title: A Party Instead of a Panel
Description: same time / same place - - hard times fun! (join us at 7pm for food & drinks $15 contribution - or at 8:30PM for snacks, cash bar & fun $5 contribution.
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Date: 1996-04-05
Title: Good Friday No ATOA Event
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Date: 1996-04-12
Title: Open Screening 5 Slides * 5 Minutes * 5 Bucks
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Date: 1996-04-19
Title: The L.A. ART BOOM Should we leave New York?
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Moderator: Charles Kessler, Jersey City artist / writer
Panelist: Rosamund Felsen, director of Rosamund Felsen Gallery in L.A.
Panelist: Michael Duncan, writer, curator, and L.A. artist

Date: 1996-04-26
Title: African Art
Description: Does the influence continue?
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Moderator: Albert Depas, artist and poet
Panelist: Corrine Jennings, director of Kenkeleba Gallery
Panelist: Eric Robertson, gallery director
Panelist: Al Loving, artist and professor at CCNY


Date: 1996-05-03
Title: The "How" is the "Why"
Description: Practitioners of Process Art of the 60's, 70's, and today.
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Moderator: Stuart Nicholson, artist
Panelist: Jane Schneider, artist
Panelist: Sue Etkin, artist

Date: 1996-05-10
Title: Computer Culture
Description: Is there room in the art world?
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Moderator: John Fischer, artist
Panelist: Alan P. Waxenberg, artist
Panelist: Daria Dorosh, artist
Panelist: Jack Duganne, fine-art printer


No panels June - September



Date: 1996-11-01
Title: Dorothy Gillespie and Elsa Honig Fine
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Panelist: Dorothy Gillespie, internationally known artist and expert on running one's own career
Panelist: Elsa Honig Fine, publisher of Women;s Art Journal

Date: 1996-11-08
Title: Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Description: Artists, famous for wrapping buildings in cloth, discuss their work in progress.
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Date: 1996-11-15
Title: New Wave Artist - Run Galleries in Brooklyn
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Panelist: Sauce , galley
Panelist: Pierogi 2000 , galley
Panelist: Momenta , galley
Panelist: Four Walls , galley

Date: 1996-11-22
Title: Will Cyber Galleries Replace Real Galleries?
Description: Cyber entrepreneurs and individual artists reach new audiences by exhibiting their work on the Internet.
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Moderator: Doug Sheer, chairperson of ATOA
Panelist: Remo Campopiano, founder of Art Net Web
Panelist: A. D. Coleman, photography critic and founder of
Panelist: D. James Dee, photographer and director of


Date: 1996-12-13
Title: Jersey City, The New Left Bank
Description: A discussion of recent developments in Jersey City: Artist's Work and Live District, Pro Arts Mural Project, alternative spaces, studio tours, galleries, and Art Summit.
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Moderator: Franc Palaia, artist
Panelist: Charles Kessler, artist
Panelist: Nina Jacobs, director of the Jersey City Museum
Panelist: Robert Costa, independent curator
Panelist: Orlando Cuevas, artist, division of Cultural Affairs, Jersey City

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The end of 1996.

ATOA thanks our many venues over the years:
The Open Mind
Global Village
Artists' House (Ornette Coleman's studio)
Soho Center for Visual Arts
Landmark Gallery
Soho Photo Gallery
The Phoenix Gallery
The SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
The School of Visual Arts (SVA)

ATOA thanks for their generous support over the years:
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
The Lily Auchincloss Foundation,
The Lower Manhattan Community Council,
The Bachman Foundation,
and Weinick, Sanders and Leventhal, CPAs.

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