Bayse curated the panel, which features Margaretta Gilboy and Sally Elliot, both founding members of the Front Range Women in the Visual Arts, the group highlighted in The Transit of Venus retrospective currently showing at RedLine. The two artists are also Art Students League faculty members, and will be joined by Jane Jones, another teacher at the League, as well as RedLine resident artist Laura Shill and Maruca Salazar, executive director of Museo de las Americas. Rounding out the panel will be Kristen Kimmell, chief of staff of RBC Wealth Management.
"We wanted to bring in someone who wasn't necessarily from the art world to share her experience in a prominent business setting, which is why Kristen has kindly agreed to be on the panel," says Bayse. "These are all women who have been successful in their careers, both in the arts and in business, and the focus of the discussion will be about paths they've taken to reach their success and how they have fought and embraced being classified as women in their fields."
Tonight's conversation will address many aspects of their experiences, woven through a discussion of the feminist movements beginning in the 1970s and running through today, with input from the multi-generation panel of voices.
"We have women of different ages on this panel because we really want to try the capture the experiences of women today," says Bayse. "Which is even why we named it 'Towing the Line?' with a question mark -- how far have we gone? Have we gone far enough? Are women today still facing the same prejudices? Are they facing different prejudices? How do they think about them? Are they as engaged in the discussion and is it the same discussion, or has the discussion evolved in some way that makes it less important or more important? Where are we today versus where we were when the discussion started?"
"Towing the Line?" starts at 6 p.m. tonight at RedLine Gallery. Tickets are $5 to $10 and can be purchased online or at the door. For more information on both the panel and "She Crossed the Line," visit RedLine's website.