Leave Your Swords at the Door
Curated by Haifa Bint-Kadi and sponsored by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, the work in this group exhibit presented the artists’ perspectives on building bridges and fighting hate, negative stereotyping and prejudice.
Among the work exhibited was Artist susan c. dessel’s Installation PIECES OF PEACE: thirty-six hand carved Olivewood pieces with handwritten excerpts from the Oslo Peace Accords.
FAR FROM THE FRONT LINES
Curated by Dorit Jordon Dotan, this exhibit of work by twenty-two North American-based artists offered perspectives on the conflict in the Middle East.
Dessel’s Installation PIECES of PEACE was on view to the public here at the Evanston Art Center for the first time.
"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”
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”.
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?
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)”.
BRICK IN A SOFT HAT Exhibit at the Gomez Mill House
Dessel’s drawings “BRICK IN A SOFT HAT Series 2 Nos. 1-8 (Portraiture of Martha Gruening)” 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.