Annual Sadock Women in the Arts Lecture and Reception: Traci Molloy

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019, 5:00-6:30 PM, Nott Memorial

In a collaboration with the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, the opening reception for the Wikoff Student Gallery’s new exhibition, The Weight of This: Femininity and Sexual Assault on Campus, will include the Annual Katharine Van Meter Sadock Women in the Arts Lecture, featuring Traci Molloy, a Brooklyn-based artist, collaborator, and education activist. Molloy will also be moderating a forum discussion the following evening in conjunction with this exhibition. Please see the exhibition page for more information.

Katharine (Kitty) Van Meter Sadock was an artist — a painter, a designer, a jeweler, a sculptor, an actor, and a writer. To honor his wife and support the women’s studies program, Dr. Theodore Sadock (Class of 1933) endowed a lecture series in 2001. With the diversity of Kitty Sadock’s involvement in the arts in mind, the GSWS program has brought a variety of artists to Union: painters, filmmakers, performance artists, folk singers, poets, and dancers, among others.

This year’s Sadock lecturer, Traci Molloy, has exhibited at over 175 venues, including solo shows in New York, Chicago, Kansas City, and has participated in the Atlanta Biennial. Select residencies include: Lower Eastside Printshop, Newark Museum, Bucknell University, Institute for Electronic Arts, and Ohio University. Molloy’s multi-media collaborations with adolescents have been exhibited in Johannesburg, South Africa; Tokyo, Japan; United Nations, New York; the Pentagon, Washington, DC; David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Atlanta, GA; Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. Her work has been featured in three books, and reviewed in both national and regional publications, including BOMB magazine, Art Papers, and Ms. magazine. Her collaborations have been featured on Good Morning America, NPR, and news stations in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Bangor, and Washington, DC. The National September 11th Memorial and Museum owns five of her collaborations. Molloy has directed arts-based outreach programs in the Bronx, Atlanta, and Appalachia. She lectures regularly nationwide at colleges, universities, and arts and education-based conferences.

Refreshments will be served. The lecture will begin at 5:30 pm. Visitors may view the exhibition, located upstairs in the Wikoff Student Gallery, before the lecture begins. This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program. Additional funding generously provided by the Mandeville Gallery, Schaffer Library, and the departments of English and Visual Arts.

Image: Traci Molloy, Against My Will (detail of installation), 2019, University of Maine, Orono



October 23rd, 2019

5:00-6:30 PM

*Lecture will begin at 5:30 PM


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