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Working Together: Perspectives on Collaboration, Diversity, and Womxn in Print
MCASD is pleased to present an online panel discussion on womxn in printmaking on the occasion of Experiments on Stone: Four Women Artists from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop. The exhibition explores the prints produced by Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Gego, and Louise Nevelson at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles during the 1960s.

This panel conversation brings together Diana Gaston, Director of Tamarind Institute, Marvella Muro, Director of Artistic Programs and Education at Self Help Graphics & Art, and Sarah Plummer, Printer at Gemini G.E.L. The panelists will reflect on the importance of collaboration in printmaking while discussing issues surrounding diversity and womxn printmakers and printers. The conversation will be moderated by Alana Hernandez, Assistant Curator at MCASD.

May 20, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Diana Gaston
Director @Tamarind Institute
Diana Gaston joined the staff as Tamarind’s fourth director in January 2016. Previously, she was the lead curator for the Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, based in Boston. Diana has a comprehensive knowledge of Tamarind’s vast archives housed at the University of New Mexico Art Museum, where she was curator of prints & photographs from 1989-1993. Subsequently, she held positions as curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, and associate director of San Francisco Camerawork.She received both her B.A. (1985) and M.A. (1988) in Art History from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, where she focused on postwar American photography and contemporary works on paper. Her early training included the museum studies program at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and a National Endowment for the Arts curatorial internship at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. She has authored numerous catalogue essays, reviews
Marvella Muro
Director of Artistic Programs and Education @Self Help Graphics
Prior to joining SHG, she was the Community Engagement Manager at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)(2016-2018), developing and executing art programs with community partners, artists, and social service groups in the neighborhoods of East Los Angeles, Compton and North Hollywood. In 2015, she joined USC Pacific Asia Museum as Executive Assistant to the Director where she co-developed public programs with the Education Department and oversaw the day to day logistics of the museum. In 2012, she oversaw the installation of the exhibition, In Wonderland: Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States at LACMA and developed its programming. From 2012-2015 she worked with the Chinese and Korean Art Department overseeing grants, programming, and assisting with the gallery rotations and installations. She has a B.A. in Art History from Cal State University, Fullerton and earned her M.A. in Arts Management from Goucher College.
Sarah Plummer
Printer @Gemini G.E.L.
Sarah Plummer is a collaborative printer, lately of Australia and more recently of California. She was raised in Sydney and moved to the USA to attend Rhode Island School of Design before completing Tamarind Institute’s Professional Printer Training Program for collaborative lithography. Sarah is captivated by the alchemic expanse of lithography and finds the opportunity to bring well-honored, innovative approaches to artists and their work as one of the greatest pleasures. She currently works as a printer at Gemini G.E.L.