May 11, 2021

Betty Yu - Multimedia Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Activist, Educator

Betty Yu combines film, new media platforms and community-infused approaches in her work. A tireless promoter of social justice initiatives, she is a co-founder of Chinatown Art Brigade, a cultural collective which uses art to oppose gentrification in the New York City neighborhood, resulting in the loss of affordable housing and mass displacement. Join us for an eye-opening and inspiring conversation with this passionate, committed activist-artist.

Mar 30, 2021

Cristina Duarte Veronese - Jewelry Designer

New York-based Brazilian jewelry designer Cristina Duarte Veronese is a force to be reckoned with. Her one-of-a-kind, innovative, geometrically-designed earrings, necklaces, pins, rings, and bracelets in sterling silver and gold jewelry combine all aspects of today's changing lifestyles. Created and produced in her Brooklyn studio, Cristina's jewelry is on display at Studio duArte, her store in Manhattan's East Village.

Mar 2, 2021

Joyce Scott - Artist, Performance Artist, Lecturer

Artist, sculptor, weaver, print maker, quilter, performance artist, lecturer, educator, MacArthur Fellowship recipient, Joyce Scott is all of the above! Well known for her work in jewelry, glass, and beadwork, she has been called the "Queen of Beadwork." Joyce is renowned for her social commentary on issues such as racism, classism, sexism, violence and cultural stereotypes. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions all over. Join us for a no-holds barred, fascinating conversation with this 'force of nature.'

Feb 2, 2021

Beth Lipman - Contemporary Artist

Beth Lipman is a contemporary artist who works in glass and is renowned for her sculptural compositions which, in her words, "explore aspects of material culture and deep time through still lives, site-specific installations and photographs." The recipient of numerous awards, Beth has exhibited her work at Manhattan's Museum of Art and Design, the Smithsonian, Milwaukee Art Museum and RISD Museum, to name just three. We know you'll really enjoy meeting this talented, creative, original artist.

Nov 10, 2020

Ella and Clara Klein - Sandi’s Granddaughters

Meeting and getting to know so many creative women got me to thinking: why not start a bit younger - really younger? And so… I reached out to a pair of creative girls who I know very well: Ella and Clara Klein, my 7-1/2 and 5-1/2 year old granddaughters! Creativity is second nature to these two. They love to paint, draw, work with clay, make their own pinatas, read, write their own stories and plays, and work on special projects with their very creative parents. So join me for CWCW's first ever conversation with the 'younger set.'

Jul 14, 2020

Liza Donnelly - New Yorker Cartoonist and Writer and Resident Cartoonist at CBS News

There's no doubt you're really going to enjoy meeting and getting to know this very creative woman who's been sharing her observations about culture and politics for forty years. The author of 16 books, Liza's also a public speaker, curator, activist - in other words, one committed, creative, accomplished woman.

Oct 15, 2019

Prune Nourry, Artist

Born in France and based in Brooklyn, multi-disciplinary artist Prune Nourry works in sculpture, performance and video and was living her life, when in 2016, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It's a journey she shares in the first person film, "Serendipity." By doing so, Prune discovered new meaning in her impressive body of work and its serendipitous relationship to her own survival and mortality. She shares that and so much more in this truly fascinating, riveting and inspiring conversation.

May 14, 2019

Melissa Iwai, Children’s Book Author and Illustrator

Melissa Iwai has wanted to be a children's book author and illustrator as far back as she can remember. She has illustrated more than 30 picture books, beginning with Night Shift Daddy published in 2000. Melissa also wrote and illustrated Soup Day and Pizza Day. And speaking of soup and pizza - when she's not creating visual art, Melissa can be found in her kitchen, cooking, baking and developing new recipes. In fact, she was a 2010 Cooking Light Reader Recipe winner. We're so glad Melissa took a break from creating visual and culinary art to have a conversation with us!

Mar 5, 2019

Dell Hamilton, Interdisciplinary Artist, Writer, and Curator

Interdisciplinary artist, writer and curator, Dell Hamilton works across a variety of mediums: performance, video, painting and photography. With roots in Belize, Honduras and the Caribbean, Dell often draws upon the personal to investigate the social and geopolitical constructs of memory, gender, history and citizenship.Her most recent curatorial project, “Nine Moments for Now,” which Included 106 objects and was organized in just under twelve weeks was presented during the fall of 2018 at Harvard’s Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art.  The exhibition garnered both local and national press and was ranked by Hyperallergic.com as one of 2018’s top 20 exhibitions in the U.S. Clearly, you'll want to meet and get to know yet another fascinating, accomplished, creative woman.

Dec 4, 2018

Shiva Ahmadi, Artist

"It's impossible to be Iranian and not political." Artist Shiva Ahmadi shares her personal story of growing up in Tehran during the Revolution and Iran-Iraq War. She talks openly about leaving her parents to come to the States, where she has lived and worked since 2003. This is a riveting, captivating and emotional conversation you won't want to miss.

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