susan c. dessel

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, features 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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December 5 - 28, 2016

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

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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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Dessel’s new installation PIECES of PEACE has been selected by Israeli German Curator & Artist Dorit Jordon for inclusion in FROM THE FRONT LINES, a 2017 exhibit that will bring together work about the Israeli Palestinian conflict created by artists outside of the Middle East region. Join us at the Opening Reception, September 8, 2017, Evanston Art Center.

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BRICK IN A SOFT HAT Exhibit at the Gomez Mill House

Summer 2016

Dessel’s drawings “BRICK IN A SOFT HAT Series 2 Nos. 1-8 (Portraiture of Martha Gruening)” have returned to the Gomez Mill House for the 2016 Visitors’ Season. Gruening (1889-1937), suffragist, journalist, lawyer, civil rights and peace activist, purchased the Mill House (1919-1923) with the intention of opening an International Libertarian School for children of all races and religions.

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Smith College Exhibited Dessel's "BRICK IN A SOFT HAT Series 2 Nos. 1-8 (Portraiture of Martha Gruening, Smith '1909)


Smith College exhibited Dessel’s drawings “BRICK IN A SOFT HAT, Series 2 Nos. 1-8 (Portraiture of Martha Gruening)” in the Nolen Art Lounge as part of Women’s History Month. The show honored the life and work of Martha Gruening (Smith ‘1909, NYU Law School 1914).

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NYC-based artist susan c. dessel participant in Smith College 2015 Otelia Cromwell Day

November 3, 2105

Artist susan c. dessel presented “Brick in a Soft Hat: Activist, Suffragist, Crusader, Martha Gruening ‘1909” at Smith College (Northampton, MA). The illustrated presentation was made during the college’s Otelia Cromwell Day 2015 (Nov. 3rd), under the theme of “Incarceration: Intersections of Criminal Justice, Social Justice and Activism.”

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Dessel's Martha Gruening Bibliography Posted on DEEP BLUE


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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