April 2023 Program Meeting

Third Thursday Member Meeting

Women’s Power and Evolving Image in Art

Thursday April 20, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Greenbrook Clubhouse, 300 Greenbrook Drive, Danville

Featured Speaker: Tricia Grame, PhD Integral Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco

Join us for our Third Thursday Member Meeting on April 20. In addition to our usual social time, we will learn about the evolution of women’s power and self-image expressed through the visual imagery of the female form in art.

From ancient fertility images to contemporary art, the female body has often been a focus of art works. Undoubtedly, these visuals have affected how we think, how we want to look, and what defines beauty. Tricia will trace the evolution and cultural impact of a few select famous paintings of the female body created by male artists throughout the history of art, including more current times when sexual imagery is used for the purpose of marketing, potentially damaging women’s self-esteem and identity.

Today the visual imagery of the female form in art, advertising and media has changed drastically. After giving the background of past depictions of women in art, she will discuss women artists that inspire us and are dramatically changing the art world to no longer see women as art objects. Contemporary female artists have the freedom to use their own vision – from two and three dimensional to performance art – and they will leave their indelible, permanent mark in art history.

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Tricia Grame, Ph.D moved from New York to California, where she pursued her education, earning a Teaching Credential, a Masters in Art Education and a Masters in Art History. She continued with graduate courses at the University of Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Oakland, and the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco.
She’s traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, and South America, and organizes yearly art educational tours to Europe and South America for students and adults. Her passion is creating two and three dimensional art inspired by her research in Italy and Malta about ancient female symbols. She integrates natural materials with her subject matter and historical narrative into her art works. Her research and the art she creates is about the evolution of the images of the female form in art history, education and most importantly her enduring cultural impact on self-identity, gender roles, the validity of symbolism, the position of the female images in society and the fallacy of the Beauty Myth.