Faculty Member Sherry Antonini Shows Work at Artemisia After 40 Exhibition

Antonini with her work “Squall.” Tulle, feathers, grass, glass, raw wool, original text, silkscreen on re-purposed dress. 2013.

This weekend, a group of women artists who formed the Artemisia cooperative gallery that flourished from 1973 to 2013, opened Artemisia after 40, an exhibition at the Bridgeport Art Gallery showing current work of many of its former members. InterArts faculty member Sherry Antonini, a long-time Artemisia member, was happy to show work in the reunion exhibition, describing Artemisia as “an influential, central hive of feminist thought, art-making, and mentoring for decades in Chicago.”

InterArts student Lilli Kayes,  Antonini, and exhibition organizer Fern Shaffer.

The ambience in the room was joyful as the crowd looked at the artwork amidst hugs and animated discussions. The exhibition runs through June 13, 2014 and is open Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. -noon.