Wikipedia:Meetup/University Park/ArtAndFeminism 2016/The Pennsylvania State University

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2016 Art+Feminism
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
The Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts
AF Mark 1.png
When and Where
Date:Friday, March 4, 2016
Time:10:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT
Address:207 Arts Cottage
Penn State
City/State:University Park, PA 16803

Event information[edit]

  • Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT
  • Location: 207 Arts Cottage, Penn State, University Park, PA 16803
  • Hosts: Karen Keifer-Boyd & Leslie Sotomayor

Launched in 2014, Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage feminist editorship. On March 4, 2016, in honor of Women's History Month, join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on feminist artists, feminist curatorial practices, feminist art pedagogy, and other subjects related to contemporary art and feminism absent from Wikipedia.

Please bring a laptop with you!

Schedule: Friday, March 4, 2016[edit]

  • 10:00 am: Wikistorming Introduction in 207 Arts Cottage with introductions from each and discussion of interests and searches in Wikipedia to see state of entries in relation to interests/expertise.
  • 11:00 am: Susan Hill talk "When this happens / Then that happens = Working Wisdom"
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch provided in the Arts Cottage
  • 12:30 pm: Continue discussion and searches on how what emerges is represented/or not on Wikipedia. Prioritize in small groups working on specific entries (identify sources—library, archive, feminist art resource suite).
  • 1:00 pm: Susan Hill accompanies the group, led by Leslie Sotomayor, to the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection in the library archives.
  • 3:00 pm: Susan Hill returns to the Arts Cottage for a viewing of Right Out of History (75 minutes) with Q&A/discussion afterwards with her.
  • 4:30 pm: All return to the Arts Cottage to share work completed or in process for Wikipedia entries.

Guest speaker[edit]

When this happens / Then that happens = Working Wisdom
A presentation by Susan Hill from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM on March 4, 2016 in 207 Arts Cottage.

On March 4th, visiting artist to Penn State, Susan Hill will share her experiences of teaching, writing, art making, and community making. Susan Hill was a principle artist with Judy Chicago in developing and creating the monumental art work, The Dinner Party (1975-79). Susan contributed the idea of needlework / embroidered runners, became Head of Needlework for the project, training and collaborating with scores of workers who helped design and produce each hand-worked textile in the studio. Hill co-authored with Chicago, “Embroidering our Heritage: The Needlework of The Dinner Party” (1980, Doubleday), and is narrator of Johanna Demetrakas’ documentary film, Right Out of History (1980, Johanna Demetrakas, 75 min).

After working with Judy Chicago to create The Dinner Party, and while traveling with the exhibition, Hill was Community Outreach staff for SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) with muralist and SPARC founder Judy Baca. At that time, The Great Wall mural was in production, depicting the history of Los Angeles from the point of view of the people rarely included in the history, engaging historians, community residents, educators, and working teams of artists and local young people.

From 1980 to 2005, Susan Hill was the Director of Artsreach, a non-profit organization based at UCLA, producing artist residency programs with teams of multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual artists, working collaboratively with institutionalized populations and marginalized urban constituencies. Mentors for Hill in this work included theatre director/educator Augusto Boal, the Geese Theatre Company, Dr. James, Lawson, Jr., a principle organizer and strategist of non-violent change for Dr. King during the Civil Rights Movement, and the study of dream images with Dr. Stephen Aizenstat (Pacifica Graduate Institute).

Hill is also the author of a needlework textbook for a PBS education series (Los Angeles Daytime Emmy), former instructor at Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, and has been a teaching Artist in Residence in California working with older adults, incarcerated adults and juveniles, pregnant teens, teen parents, and inner city first generation children.

Susan Hill, along with Dr. Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of Art Education and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State, coordinator of the Penn State Art+Feminism edit-a-thon, and scholar of feminist art pedagogy, will also facilitate discussion with the group to identify emergent interests and issues specific to the participants in order to focus Wikipedia entries, in asking what is missing or misinformed in Wikipedia entries on feminist art teaching, writing, art making, and community making.

The Penn State edit-a-thon is sponsored by the University Libraries, the College of Arts and Architecture, and Wikimedia District of Columbia. The event is also supported by Penn State's Women's Studies Graduate Organization and the Graduate Art Education Association.

List of articles to edit[edit]

Below is a list of articles that would benefit from edits and expansion during the edit-a-thon, but you are welcome to work on anything you like. Please note: This is a crowdsourced list. You can help us by adding to it!

To improve:

  • Feminist pedagogy
    • Under Influential figures add Judy Chicago
    • Under Practical Implications add Feminist Art Pedagogy
  • Judy Chicago -- "Teaching career" section
    • Add link to the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection
    • Add reference: Chicago, Judy. (2014) Institutional Time: A Critique of Studio Art Education. New York, NY: Monacelli Press.
    • Add reference: Gerhard, Jane F. (2013). The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago and the power of popular feminism. 1970-2007. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.
    • Add reference: Katz, J. (2012). Judy Chicago ReViewing: PowerPlay (exhibition catalogue). Santa Fe. NM: David Richard Gallery. Available at
    • Add reference: Meyer, Laura (Ed.). (2009). A Studio of Their Own: The Legacy of the Fresno Feminist Experiment. Fresno, CA: The Press at the California State University Fresno.
  • The Dinner Party -- "Further reading" section
    • Add "Embroidering our Heritage: The Needlework of The Dinner Party"
  • Quilting
    • Add about the the International Honor Quilt and the Hot Flash Fan, a mixed-media approach to quilting by 50 Kentucky artists that was initiated by Ann Stewart Anderson and facilitated by Judy Chicago. Through the Flower gifted the International Honor Quilt to the University and the Hite Art Institute in 2013 for research and study. The artwork was created in 1980 and accompanied Chicago's The Dinner Party in a worldwide traveling exhibition celebrating women's achievements throughout history.
  • Feminist art -- "Gallery" section
  • Linda Stein
    • Add to biography
    • Link to encounters with Linda Stein's Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females
  • Feminist art movement -- "History" section
    • Add artists
    • Add Cuban Feminist Art Movement, Transnational Feminist Art Movement

Resources for editing[edit]

Articles improved[edit]

Alphabetical by first letter

  1. Judy Chicago -- Style and work section: added citation #35 -- ChutneyPower (talk)
    [pages 2 & 228 from Gerhard, Jane F. (2013). The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago and the power of popular feminism. 1970-2007. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.] to support statement: “Chicago makes a point to acknowledge her assistants as collaborators, a task at which other artists have notably failed.”
  2. List of women in Female Biography -- K.Grey (talk)
  3. Josefina_Aguilar[1]--LSotomayor (talk) 17:16, 8 March 2016 (UTC)Added Isaura Aguilar (Josefina Aguilar's mother's name) to Josefina's page with citations. #2 Wasserspring, L., & Ragan, V. (2000). Oaxacan Ceramics: Traditional Fold Art by Oaxacan Women. Chronicle Books. #3, Retrived, December 13, 2015.Reply[reply]

New articles created[edit]

External links[edit]

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Sign here to help us learn more about how users interact with Wikipedia! If you sign up, we can observe how your username uses the Wikimedia projects during and after this event. This will help us to better measure the effectiveness of this event and similar programs. This means that your publicly available activity and the information you share with us during this event may be processed by the Wikimedia Foundation, Art+Feminism, and the organizers of the local event, and may be transferred to or from the US and other countries that may not have the same level of privacy regulation that your country does. However, we will not share your information with third parties or publicly unless it's in aggregated or anonymized form.
Prior to the event:

  1. Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
    No? Create a Wikipedia account
    Yes? Go to Step #2
  2. Sign up! Add your Wikipedia User Name to this section by clicking the blue button below (follow instructions). Your name will be added to the bottom of this page
Don't worry! If you haven't edited Wikipedia before and don't have a Wikipedia User Name yet, we will help you on the day of the event! And remember to have fun!
  1. Anniearted (talk) 16:06, 4 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. ChutneyPower (talk) 01:21, 7 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. JazzMintGardener (talk) 16:10, 4 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. K.Grey (talk) 17:47, 25 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Kestlund (talk)
  6. LSotomayor (talk)
  7. Passydeng2016 (talk) 20:06, 4 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Tracey D Allen (talk) 18:16, 4 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  1. ^ {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)