Saturday Feminist Art Scholars Program with Carron Little
July 7 to August 25, 2018
One of the organizers of Chicago International Women’s Day, Carron Little will be running a class at Woman Made Gallery every Saturday from July to August 2018. The class is an introductory seminar class geared toward artists and creative people who wish discuss feminism and art in a friendly atmosphere. Surrounded by art at Woman Made Gallery we will apply feminist philosophy to artist’s work from around the globe. The class will be learning through doing — inspired by Arendt’s philosophy of speech, action, and play. If you are an artist and want to expand your practice or if you are someone looking to be more informed, or if you want to discuss art and ideas on a Saturday morning with a cup of coffee or tea and become more informed about feminism, this class is for you!
Dates: July 7 to August 25, Saturday sessions from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Woman Made Gallery, 2150 S Canalport 4A3, Chicago IL 60608
Resources: Readings will be provided for all registered students
Course fee: $250
Application: Please send a 300 word paragraph and bio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: June 22, 2018
The course is limited to fifteen applicants. Once applicants have been accepted registration fee must be submitted by June 27, 2018. There are two scholarship positions available – please state your reasons in the application.
About Carron Little
Carron Little has been teaching in Performance, Contemporary Practices and Arts and Administration at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 2014. She has been teaching since 2000 and gained her teaching qualification from the University of Northeast London in 2003. She creates public engagement projects for neighborhoods and cities, she curates interactive performance and is a dedicated arts educator. She works from a Fluxus sense of poetics, and stands firmly within the feminist legacy that the personal is political. Her research draws on ancient poetic traditions from the Alexandrian canon of poetry where coteries were formed to interpret lived experiences into poetry and performed for communities. This was also a practice in Celtic culture and dates to early Gaelic Bardic systems where each municipality had its own poet that would transform local events into a poetic discourse. Working in these current times it is imperative that we find processes to reintegrate thought, ideas, and morality back into public discourse. There is an urgent call in her work to reconsider what is at stake in quotidian forms of communication and how we can create agency in these narratives.
Based in Chicago, Little was born in Durham, North Carolina of Scottish heritage, and received a BA First Class Honors from Goldsmiths College, U.K. and an MFA in Digital Video and Textiles from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she has been teaching in Performance since 2014. Little has exhibited, performed and screened films of her work and Out of Site’s public performances locally and internationally. Little was nominated for the Shapiro Research Fellowship from the Shapiro Research Center at SAIC to develop critical analysis of Out of Site public performances. Little was a contributor to Sharon Louden’s publication Artist as Cultural Producer published by Intellect Press and The University of Chicago in 2017. She is currently working on the public engagement project Spare Rib Revisited for Lucerne, Switzerland 2016, Liverpool UK, 2017 and Edinburgh, Scotland 2018. This project has been supported by Chicago Sister Cities International and the Swiss Benevolent Society of Chicago, We Makes Places and Creative Scotland. Most recently she has given lectures on her practice at University of Chicago, Ohio University and Burren College of Art, Ireland and performed at Sarajevo’s Winter Festival, Bosnia, Burren College of Art, Ireland, Hatch Art, Detroit, The Florence Institute, Liverpool U.K. Foward16 public performance festival, Lenzburg, Switzerland and Loge Theater, Lucerne, Switzerland.