Before Hannah from Girls, and Anastasia Steele from 50 Shades of Grey, and Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, there was Isadora Wing -the uninhibited outspoken protagonist of Erica Jong’s revolutionary novel Fear of Flying.
It caused a national sensation fueling fantasies, igniting debates about women and sex, introducing a notorious phrase into the English language. Now 40 years later Fear of Flying has inspired and shocked millions of readers.
In honor of its 40 year anniversary the book is being re-released in two beautiful editions, one hard cover and the other a classic paperback.
Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent is the first full-scale survey of more than thirty years of work by artist and designer Corita Kent. A teacher at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and a civil rights, feminist, and anti-war activist, Corita, as she is commonly referred to, was one of the most popular American graphic artists of the 1960s and ’70s.
While several exhibitions have focused on Corita’s 1960s serigraphs, Someday is Now is the first major museum show to survey her entire career, including early abstractions and text pieces as well as the more lyrical works made in the 1970s and 1980s. The exhibition includes over 200 serigraph prints, as well as rarely exhibited photographs Corita used for teaching and documentary purposes.
Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Tang Museum, joins us in Studio A.
Ladyfest Upstate is a 3 day community based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival that presents the work of women and trans-gender nonconforming artists. The festival will take place in Albany at Grand Street Community Arts and The Linda from May 3-5.
We are joined by Sean Desiree, the lead organizer of LadyFest Upstate, and feminist hip-hop artist, Cihuatl Ce.
Gloria Steinem co-founded Ms. Magazine in 1972. She was one of its editors for 15 years and continues to serve as a consulting editor for Ms., and played an integral part in the magazine’s move to be published by the Feminist Majority Foundation. In 1968 she helped found New York magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles.