On Friday, November 15 from 4-6 pm,  please join Leslie Bender, Karen Capobianco, Betty MacDonald, and Marilyn Reynolds for “Ask the Artist,”  a discussion about the their work. There is no charge but contributions are welcome.

About  “Journeys through Time”

This unique exhibition, “Journeys through Time,” represents very different perspectives around the complex theme of how psychological and/or physical violence affected the lives of the woman artists exhibiting their work.

“Art Journeys Through Time” is an exhibition of artwork by four women who have taken their lifetimes to synthesize the effects of violence.

Our culture is saturate with violence, to humans, animals, our environment, and ourselves. It is a denial of the feminine side of existence on Earth.

As curator, Leslie Bender chose to celebrate her victory over the profound effects of family abuse with an exhibition of art spanning 35 years, from when she first uncovered her memories, till the present. She searched for women to join her, believing the support of camaraderie would help them reveal them their stories.

Releasing the grip of fear and degradation is slow and painful as memories become reactivated. Washing away those paradigms must be done in order to complete the journey. The highest level of strength and courage is needed to climb one’s inner Mt. Everest. But the joy and self-power that may result is thrilling and gratifying beyond compare.

These stories must be told over and over until humanity begins to change its basic concept of what life is about.

About  Karen Capobianco

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Karen Capobianco is a graduate of RISD in Light metals and sculpture.

She has gone on to receive an art education degree, as well as a MFA in Intermedia design art at SUNY New Paltz where she later taught in the Photography department. Sh recently completed.  a certification in an art therapy certification and in mindfulness. She has done residencies at Womens Studio Workshop and Vermont Studio.

Karen has shown extensively over the years with photography and jewelry. Her work focuses on nature and its ability to transform and renew even when faced with its abuse and destruction.

Her latest work are sculptural paintings using paper and fiber.

About Leslie Bender

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After earning a BFA in painting from Pratt Institute in 1975, LESLIE BENDER painted murals for schools and communities in the metropolitan region; she worked as a muralist with the CETA program in New Jersey and CityArts Workshop in Manhattan. She joined the political rebellion activities of the 1980’s, and her print stencils were exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Downtown.

Leslie moved to the Hudson Valley in 1986, designing and painting regional theater sets, gardening, and waitressing while continuing her own art. She has exhibited extensively, beginning with a solo show at James Cox Gallery, in 1989.

In 1984, Leslie Bender had discovered a technique to access her memories. So compelling was her need to resolve her daily anguish, she devoted 35 years of her creative time to express and explore the trauma from her family violence. In coming to terms with her dark past, she is emerging into the new dawn of a joyous present.

About Betty MacDonald

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Actor-sculptor-writer Betty MacDonald contributed to TMI’s “What To Expect When You’re Not Expecting,” as a writer and performer. Her essay “Before Roe v. Wade” appears in the anthology Get Out of My Crotch! Her work is included in the anthologies 80 Things To Do When You Turn 80Open House and Better With Age. Betty has read at Spoken Word, a monthly gathering of writers and readers in Kingston, NY, at TMI events in Rosendale, Woodstock and Kingston, NY, and has participated in story slams for Woodstock Bookfest, and StorySlams.com. She has been featured at 650 Writers Read at the Cell Theatre in New York City, Best of Writers Read at Vassar College, and Work Project at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. An improvisational actor, Betty has performed with Community Playback Theatre for more than 30 years.

About Marilyn Reynolds

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Raped at the age of six, her life “on the outside” has revolved simultaneously around visual art, writing, music, education, her children, and human rights. BA, French &Fine Art, Indiana University; University of Paris, France; MFA, Brooklyn College. Selected exhibitions: Merchant Ivory Foundation Galleries; Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, European traveling show; The MacDowell Colony, resident; Bard College; P.S.1/Institute of Contemporary Art (MoMA); Indianapolis Museum of Art; State Museum of NY; etc. Published poet. Recipient of 12 grants and awards including 2 Pollock-Krasner; 4 NYFA; and one NY State Council on the Arts. For 19 years, Director of Education at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts; former Director of Museum Ed., Bard College;Instructor, MoMA Ed. Dept.; Lincoln Center Summer Institute.

Website: marilynreynoldsartist.com

About Green Kill

Green Kill is a multi-use performance space dedicated to a diverse and growing creative community. Green Kill’s mission is to create artistic opportunities through peer to peer organization of talented and dedicated visual, performing and literary artists.

Find out how you can support green kill here: https://greenkill.org/2019/07/12/please-support-green-kill/

Green Kill is a handicapped accessible exhibition performance Space located at 229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston, New York, 12401, 229greenkill@greenkill.org, open Tuesday to Saturday from 3  pm to 9 pm, closed on national holidays. The phone number is 1(347)689-2323. For the event schedule please visit http://greenkill.org/events. Exhibition viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 3-5 PM or you may make a special appointment by contacting 229greenkill@greenkill.org or phoning 347-689-2323.