susan c. dessel

Top Right Above, Dessel's PIECES of PEACE. An Installation of thirty-six hand-turned olive wood forms, hand-inscribed with text from the Oslo Peace Accords.

Top Right Above, Dessel’s PIECES of PEACE. An Installation of thirty-six hand-turned olive wood forms, hand-inscribed with text from the Oslo Peace Accords.

If you will be in the Chicago area on September 8th, please join me at the Evanston Art Center from 6-8pm at the Opening Reception of FAR FROM THE FRONT LINES.

Artist/Curator Dorit Jordan Dotan has brought together the work of twenty-two North American contemporary artists that addresses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dotan stated, “As in many mediums, perspective derives from distance; [these] artists … have created an opportunity for artful dialog beyond borders.” She continued, “This exhibit is about coexistence, hope, and showing fine art … The vision from this exhibit is a starting point from which to inspire new ways of thinking … Artists far from mapped borders may be among the first to finally, tentatively, step over into new territory.”

The FAR FROM THE FRONT LINES exhibit continues through September 29th. Gallery Hours: Mon – Thurs, 9 am-9 pm; Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat & Sun, 9am-4pm. Galleries are handicapped accessible.Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

"Trees of Life and Evil Eyes: A Contemporary Take on Superstition, Symbols and Mysticism"

susan c. dessel’s “ph! ph! ph!…” was among the work in “Trees of Life and Evil Eyes: A Contemporary Take on Superstition, Symbols and Mysticism”

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Dessel's Martha Gruening Bibliography Posted on DEEP BLUE

Ongoing

Martha Gruening Bibliography POSTED. Dessel’s BIBLIOGRAPHY based on her research as a Frankel Fellow on the life and works of Martha Gruening — suffragist, civil rights activist, journalist, lawyer… — is now posted on University of Michigan Library’s DEEP BLUE website. See LINKS page under “Academic Blogs, Publications, Links to Artist Talks”.

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University of Edinburgh Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities DANGEROUS WOMEN PROJECT highlights BRICK IN A SOFT HAT Series 2 Nos. 1-8 (Portraiture of Martha Gruening)

2016 - 2017

What does it mean to be a Dangerous Woman?

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Cover Art, Women In Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal

The cover of Women In Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal’s most recent issue, Vol 12, No 2 (2015) published 23 December 2016, featured susan c. dessel’s “A BRICK IN A SOFT HAT Series 2 Nos. 5 & 6 of 8 (Portraiture of Martha Gruening)”.

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