What we're about

Women of Culture (http://www.womenofculture.org) is a NYC-based community designed to connect and inspire women via meaningful engagement with the arts and creative self-expression. Through carefully curated cultural experiences, trips and workshops, we encourage women to push their boundaries, discover new perspectives and connect more deeply with themselves and those around them.

We believe that, when women come together and collectively tap into their innate creativity, confidence, and one-ness, they have the power to heal the world — from the inside, out.

Be sure to sign up here (http://www.womenofculture.org/sign-up) to find out more and be the first to learn about future programming.

Upcoming events (4+)

September Members' Dinner: Gallow Green, 9/17 (Art-full members)

Let's spend a September evening on the roof of the McKittrick Hotel (home of Sleep No More) on Friday September 17th at 7pm, guest hosted by Career Coach & long-time Art-full member, Michelle Perchuk (https://www.womenofculture.org/blog/michelleperchuk). Note this an event for Art-full members only.

Members must register in advance here: https://www.womenofculture.org/artfull-member-events/gallowgreen

Our monthly member dinners are a great opportunity to spend time with new friends & old while enjoying NYC’s rich culinary scene. Please come with an open mind and heart and a desire to connect more deeply with fellow Art-full members.

Details:
7pm | Dinner at Gallow Green
542 west 27th St

Members must register in advance here: https://www.womenofculture.org/artfull-member-events/gallowgreen

**The $20 fee counts toward tax and tip, making bill-splitting easier, and also helps prevent no-shows. All other food & drink will be paid separately on-site.

Seeing as RSVP's to the meetup event do not count until you purchase a ticket, the number of RSVP's on meetup doesn't always reflect the actual number of people attending. Though a ticket purchase always guarantees you a spot, whether or not you RSVP here :)

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More about, Michelle Perchuk, your host for the evening:

Michelle is a Career & Business Coach who is passionate about helping recent college grads and professionals under 30 make excellent career and startup choices. She has a background in recruitment and even wrote a book! In her spare time, she is an avid arts-patron and joined as an official member of the Women of Culture community in November of 2019. Read more here: https://www.womenofculture.org/blog/michelleperchuk

Bushwick Open Studios, Street Art Walk & Brunch | 9/19

19 Wyckoff Ave

Join us on Sunday September 19th for an afternoon exploring the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, complete with a street art walk, visit to the open studios and brunch.

The Bushwick Open Studios (https://artsinbushwick.org/bos2021/) has been running since 2006 and is New York’s largest open studios event, encouraging thousands of Bushwick-based artists to open their doors and share their work and process with the public.

We will stop in at some of the best studios while also taking in the amazing street art that makes every inch of this neighborhood look like a gallery. Tickets cover the guided walk including 3-4 artist studio visits*, plus street art stops along the way. Full experience tickets also include 1 brunch entree, tax & tip at Sea Wolf (https://www.seawolfbk.com/) before the studio & street art walk. Any other additional food & drink can be paid separately on-site.

Get tickets here: https://www.womenofculture.org/experiences/bushwick-openstudios

*Please note the studios are usually crowded and there may be a line/wait to enter some of the spaces due to COVID protocols. All attendees will need to be fully vaccinated and able to provide proof of vaccination, along with photo ID - or proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. Masks will be required in the studios, regardless of vaccination status.

12pm | Brunch at Sea Wolf Bushwick
19 Wyckoff Ave

1:30-3pm | Curated walk of the Bushwick Open Studios & street art

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We Speak Our Truths: An Evening In Celebration of Mamahood | 9/23

Join us the evening of Thursday September 23rd for a private gallery night featuring a Curator-led walkthrough, artist talks, song and poetry - all inspired by the theme of Mamahood.

This is a pre-pay event. You must purchase tickets here in advance: https://www.womenofculture.org/events/mamahood

WE SPEAK OUR TRUTH: PORTRAITS OF MAMAHOOD is a group exhibition by seven womxn identified artists who are mothers and share with viewers different elements of the unshared and unpredictable nature of motherhood.

Poet & Sound practitioner Elana Bell will open the evening with songs & poems from her book, Mother Country, which examines the intricacies of mother-child relationships, followed by a Curator-led private walk-through of the exhibit and artist talkbacks.

$20 early bird through 9/10; $25 thereafter
($15/$20 for Art-full members: https://www.womenofculture.org/artfull-membership)

Get tickets here: https://www.womenofculture.org/events/mamahood

Location: Chashama at 320 West 23rd St.

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Full Schedule:
6:30pm | Arrival, snacks, welcome

6:45pm | sound & poetry by Elana Bell

7:15pm | Curator-led walk-through and artist talks

8:30pm | close

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More about the exhibit:

The exhibition features works by Las Hermanas Iglesias, Tabitha Soren, Jaishri Abichandani, Amanda Kates, Aimee Gilmore and Kate Fauvell.

“My vision began with wanting to make sure that powerhouse Artist Mama’s were getting their work exhibited. Since having to survive the pandemic as a single Mother, my life and art have completely changed, and I’m not alone. The impact it has had on womxn identifying people who are mothers is clearly disproportionate. In the U.S. as of January 2021, 4,637,000 jobs were lost by womxn and 32 percent of those womxn said child care was the reason for that unemployment. (source: Bureau of Labour Statistics, as of Jan. 2021). Many of us have been facing extreme challenges of time management, as self-employed artists some of us were forced to sacrifice our work completely, and others like the artist Mama’s in this exhibition, continued to find a way to do it all. What I found myself in search for creatively (and as a mother) is what I’ve looked for in pieces for the exhibition: a distinctive perspective on motherhood and the essential exploration in a mama’s communication of their truth.” — Kate Fauvell, artist & curator

Learn more here: https://chashama.org/event/we-speak-our-truth-portraits-of-mamahood/

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More about Elana Bell:

Elana Bell is a poet, sound practitioner, and sacred creative. Her debut poetry collection, Eyes, Stones (Louisiana State University Press 2012), was selected by Fanny Howe as winner of the 2011 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, AGNI, Barrow Street, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the AROHO Foundation, and the Drisha Institute. She was a finalist for the inaugural Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism from Split This Rock, an award that recognizes and honors a poet who is doing innovative and transformative work at the intersection of poetry and social change. Learn more here: https://www.elanabell.com/

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Brooklyn Army Terminal Studios Tour + FiDi Brunch & Ferry

Industry Kitchen

Join us on Saturday September 25th for a day of art explorations with Chashama (https://chashama.org/) at the stunning & historic Brooklyn Army Terminal (https://brooklynarmyterminal.com/). Led by Chashama ‘mama’ and Founder, Anita Durst, we will explore just some of the 93 visual artist studios located in the iconic, Cass Gilbert-designed warehouse complex in Sunset Park, Bk.

Get tickets here: https://www.womenofculture.org/experiences/brooklyn-army

Art-full members get discounted tickets here: https://www.womenofculture.org/artfull-member-events/bat

Getting a peak into an artist’s studio is like getting a window into their soul, so this will be a truly unique experience to be able to experience multiple artists’ studios, meeting the artists at each — but without the crowds of a traditional open studios event that’s open to the public.

We will start the afternoon with brunch in FiDi at Industry Kitchen (https://www.industry-kitchen.com/menus/), followed by a beautiful ride on the NYC ferry (https://www.ferry.nyc/routes-and-schedules/route/south-brooklyn/) from Pier 11 directly to BAT. Full experience tickets include 1 brunch item, tax + tip, and a round-trip ferry ticket to/from Pier 11.

You can also choose to skip brunch and meet us directly at BAT (the closest subway is N,R,Q at 59th st. in Brooklyn). Or meet us at Pier 11 to take the ferry and purchase your own tickets via the NYC ferry app (https://www.ferry.nyc/purchase-tickets/#hb-commerce-sdk-root).

A portion of all ticket sales will go toward supporting Chashama’s mission to transform 150 vacant spaces for BIPOC small-business owners and artists and create hundreds of free art programs in diverse communities throughout NYC — and by signing up for this event, you will automatically be added to Chashama’s mailing list.

Full experience tickets with brunch & R/T ferry: $55 through 9/4; $60 thereafter
Chashama open studios tour only (no brunch or ferry): $20 through 9/4; $25 thereafter

Book here: https://www.womenofculture.org/experiences/brooklyn-army

Art-full members get discounted tickets here: https://www.womenofculture.org/artfull-member-events/bat

(Learn more & sign up for the Art-full membership here: https://www.womenofculture.org/artfull-membership)

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Detailed schedule:

12pm | Meet at Industry Kitchen for brunch
70 South Street, at Maiden Ln.

1:45pm | Meet at Pier 11 for 1:55pm ferry, arriving at BAT at 2:27pm

2:30-4pm | Studio visits at BAT
80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY

Plan to take 4:05 or 4:33pm ferry back to Pier 11 with optional drinks at Ampia rooftop.

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