4 - Betsy Greer on Craftivism, The Power of Affirmations & Those Pussy Hats by Vivian Liddell

Betsy Greer on handmade crafts as activist tools:

First you kind of wonder, like, what is it? Someone made this? You can talk about the act of making and then segue into more difficult things if you want, and then if it's getting bad you can tiptoe right back out and then talk about the craft. So it's a gentler way of talking about hard issues.

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3 - Nedra Deadwyler, Katie Troisi & Felicia Garcia Talk Bikes, ATlanta, and The Black Women's Happiness Project by Vivian Liddell

Felicia Garcia On The Black Women's Happiness Project:

I wanted it to get people to really think about the subject, and really kind of think like whether or not you fall under this demographic that I’m targeting— it’s like, am I really going after what makes me happy? Am I really doing what I’m supposed to be doing? It doesn’t have to be chasing this one-off dream, it can just be like, you know, do you have day-to-day self care? A lot of people don’t even think about that, and as women we’re expected to give so much in our lives… where are we gonna pull from if we’re not replenishing that resource?

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2 - Melissa Lee talks about Growing up in South Georgia, the Existential in Art & Nasty Women by Vivian Liddell

Melissa Lynn on the existentialism behind her paintings:

I starting reading that (Nietzsche) in grad school because I was having to read some philosophy for an aesthetics class... I think what I like about existentialism is that you sort of own your own destiny in it, and at least how I read it, it doesn't seem to depend on other people and other things. ... Religion has always been so fascinating to me and how people can really dive into that. They seem to make it a reason for everything. And, so existentialism to me is just an anti-religion of some sort...

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1 - Tatiana Veneruso Shares her Path to Opening a New Art Gallery in Athens GA by Vivian Liddell

Tatiana Veneruso on how she became a curator:

The end of 2011 was the Occupy movement. And at the time I was working for this like corporate advertising agency and hating it so much... so I was definitely feeling the sentiment of that movement, and I thought, well how can I help? ... And so I thought, oh, I'll do an art show...but I'd never curated a show before, so I didn't know really how to go about that.

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