Events & Programs Schedule

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The Women and Money Project will impact art, discourse, and public audiences by investigating and engaging our understanding of the relationships of women, art, money, exchange and social hierarchies.

The Women and Money Project Public Events

All events are held in the InFlux Space, Regis Center for Art, 405-21st Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55455 (unless otherwise noted).

PLEASE NOTE: All information is subject to change.  New information about related events will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

  • Preview Gala Thursday, September 8, 5pm-7pm, Regis East Lobby, Katherine E. Nash Gallery Sponsored by Minnesota Women’s Caucus for Art and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.  
  • Public Reception Friday, September 9, 6pm-9pm, Katherine E. Nash Gallery
  • Artist Panel Saturday, September 10, 10am-12pm Free and open to the public.
    • Panelists: Shira Richter, Beth Grossman, Kate Durbin, and Tonja Torgerson. Moderated by Diane Katsiaficas.
  • “Putting Money into Perspective: What Would You Do If Money Were No Object?” Workshop led by Beth Grossman guest artist from the San Francisco Bay Area Saturday, September 10, 2pm-5pm Free and open to the public.
    • Our ability to realize our desires is deeply influenced by personal beliefs about money, family history, social class and culture. In this 3-hour workshop, we will start to uncover collective and individual limited attitudes about money and shift the focus to following our own visions by accessing our unlimited resources.
  • “Do We Value Our Values?” Visual Lecture Performance by Shira Richter guest artist from Israel Sunday, September 11, 12:30pm-2:00pm Free and open to the public.

With animated movement, passion, and humor, Shira Richter interweaves art and text in a visual storytelling style performance tracing her personal artistic awakening to the “big story” of global economics and the erasure of feminine value. Shira Richter is a feminist artist, Independent scholar and activist obsessed with the concepts VALUE, VALUES AND CARING.

  • “Income/Outcome: A Dialog for Social Change” Workshop Sunday, September 11, 3pm-6pm. Facilitators: Barbara Bridges, Kristi Hemmer and Carolina Borja. Free.
    • An interactive workshop focused on the millennial generation, where the attendees will explore their old money, gender and race constructs, change perspectives on their worth and design strategies to act on their newly defined values. The attendees will take away tools to negotiate and identify their power. In the process they will change their Income/Outcome. For more info:
  • “It’s Personal!” WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) Mentor Program Exhibition in the Quarter Gallery September 20-October 1. Free and open to the public.
    • It’s Personal! explores those aspects of women’s relationships with money that are never discussed in public or even privately. Money influences our thinking, our behavior, our self esteem and our identity. The broad subject of women and money is dealt with in a variety of works ranging from paint and pastel to sculpture and mixed media installation. The artists in this group show who lend their unique perspectives to the discourse of the Women and Money Project are mentors and protégées in the WARM Mentor Program’s 2015-16 Cycle.
  • “You Get What You Pay For: The Cost of War” Panel Discussion Thursday, September 22, 5:00pm-6:30pm  Free and open to the publicCo-sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. 
    • Meng Tang, media artist, filmmaker and educator expounds on the extensive research and personal experiences that inspired her video installation “Money of War,” followed by reactions from the panelists and audience Q & A. Light refreshments will be served.
    • Moderator: Joyce Lyon. Panelists: Kozue Akibayashi, Doshisha University, Japan, International President of WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom); Marta Benavides, SIGLO XXIII, El Salvador, theologian, ordained minister, permaculturalist, artist; Polly Mann, founder of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), Minneapolis
  • “WARM Mentor Program Introduction” Thursday, September 22, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Quarter Gallery. Free and open to the public.
    • Emerging artists interested in learning more about the WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) Mentor Program’s 2017-18 Cycle are invited to attend this information session presented by the program coordinators, Tina Nemetz and Karen Searle. The Mentor Program is a supportive resource for professional development that pairs emerging and professional women artists for a two-year period and also provides critique, exhibition, and networking opportunities. 
    • The WARM Mentor Program was founded in 1983 in response to unique challenges faced by women artists, such as balancing professional life with family and community responsibilities and the historic under-representation of women artists in the public eye. It provides strong female artist role models, supports diversity in artistic expressions by women, and builds skills for establishing viable careers.
  • “WARM Artist Talk”  Saturday, September 24, 1pm-3pm Quarter Gallery. Free and open to the public.
    • Kat Corrigan, Lisa Pemrick,  Claudia Poser, Deb Ripp, Jantje Visscher. A panel of five of the participating artists will talk informally about their work in the gallery and about the issues that inspired their pieces.
  • “Gaining Creative Capital” presentation by Sharon Louden Thursday, September 29, 6pm-8pm. Free and open to the public.
    • This presentation will discuss how it is still possible for mid-career women artists to generate their own “creative capital,” thriving and succeeding in today’s art world along the way. Introduction by Judy Lear.
  • “The Black Saints Chronicles” performance by Tiffany Keri Friday, October 7, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Reception 7:00pm-8:30pm
    • An interfusion of sound, puppetry, imagery, and performance, collaborative team Tiffany Keri and Gina Hermann physically engage audiences in the emotional, psychological, and physical suffering caused by poverty. “(The audience) will be left with a sense of the injustice that poverty creates, along with an inescapable call to dismantle the systems that construct it.” Gloria Helena Marquette
  • “The Color of Wealth” symposium Saturday, October 8, 10am-12:00pm
    • While the issues of money, jobs, and income are often discussed when it comes to economic injustice, there is the deeper, rarely made visible issue of wealth.  We have a profound racial wealth divide in the United States, and it is highly gendered and raced.  The symposium addresses the key issues regarding women of color and wealth inequality.  Book signing after event by Dr. Rose Brewer, co-author of the award winning book The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide.
    • Keynote Dr. Rose Brewer. Moderator: Dr. Rose Brewer. Panelists: Tiffany Keri, Brittany Lewis, Kenya McKnight. Rose McGee storytelling and Mari Harris performance.
  • “Women and Their Handbags: A Rich History” presentation by Susan Ziel Tuesday, November 1, 4:00-5:00pm  Free and open to the public.
    • You won’t want to miss this historical tour of the woman’s handbag and its rich history, presented through the use of vivid photographic images, interesting facts and heart-felt stories. Since the birth of civilization, the handbag has been used by woman (and even men) to carry their money and other personal items.  Often viewed as a status symbol, the purse has had just not just a purpose, but also a persona.  To this day, these unique creations are often a woman’s soul mate — a place for safekeeping the precious, the essential, and often, the forgotten.
  • “Women and Money Project Film Series” Saturday, November 5, 9:00am-5:00pm  Free and open to the public.
    • A screening of documentary films that explore the relationship between the current status of women and women’s work and the worsening economic conditions for families in underserved and exploited communities in the United States. Facilitated discussion follows each film.
  • “In My Mother’s House” by Dr. Lina Fruzzetti and Ákos Östör. Film screening followed by Q & A Friday, November 11, 5:00 – 7:00pm Free and open to the public. Introduction by Dr. William Beeman, Chair, Department of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota.
    • Fruzzetti strives to understand her far-flung African, European, and American family against the backdrop of colonial rule, worlds at war, migration, grief, diasporas, and the global world in which we all live. “In My Mother’s House” was filmed in Italy, Eritrea, and the United States, and features Italian, Arabic, Tigrinya and English, with English subtitles. The film alternates between this family’s intimate conversations and daily routines, with emphasis on the wider historical and social settings that impacted their circumstances.
  • Reception for Dr. Lina Fruzzetti Friday, November 11, 7:00-8:30 Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. Regis East Lobby, Katherine E. Nash Gallery.
  • “The Caring Economy: Transcending the Status Quo” Saturday, November 12, 1:00-4:30pm Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Women’s Congress for Future Generations.
    • Recognizing women’s invisible labor is central to our understanding of the caring economy and the real wealth of nations. This conversation, which includes key leaders and experts on the economic status of women, addresses the heart of care: economic cooperation, connection and sharing.  Moderator: Ann Manning. Keynote: Teddie Potter. Panelists: Debra Fitzpatrick, Veronica Mendez, Ellen Schillace, and Lina Fruzzetti. Performance by Lori Crever, spoken word artist.
  • “Money Conversations: Your Money is Speaking, Are You Listening?” Workshop facilitated by Mary Schmid and Evon M. Spangler Thursday, November 17, 5:30 – 7:00pm Free and open to the public.
    • Women need to change the conversation about money.  While we have made great strides in our country, we have yet to demand as women that we change our attitude, our opinions and our reactions to money. Schmid and Spangler are professionals who, based on personal and professional experiences, have a different perspective of money than our socialization as women expects us to have.  They will assist participants in understanding their own relationship to money and how that relationship hinders them in making decisions.  Through real life examples, participants will learn practical tools that they can utilize in their life.
    • Mary Schmid, MBA, is an award winning Master Coach and Professional Speaker who is dedicated to working with women to assist them in understanding their own relationship with money and how that impacts the decisions they make.
    • Evon M. Spangler, JD, is an attorney and Managing Partner of Spangler and de Stefano, PLLP where she is passionate about providing insight and guidance to business owners and their families on transactional, litigation and appellate matters.