Thursday, June 16, 2011

Exhibition: Florissant Valley Contemporary Art Gallery (St. Louis, MO)

In the Florissant Valley Contemporary Art Gallery
'Young Women's Caucus Traveling Journal Project'
and selected works from STL-YWC members.

Exhibition runs through July 30.

Reception with the artists: Sat., July 23 (during WCA summer conference and board meeting), Noon- 3pm

Located on the campus of STLCC-FV, 3400 Pershall Rd. St. Louis MO

Gallery hours M-Th 10-4pm, F-Sat 10-3pm

Features our collaborative WCA Philadelphia Journal:

Features work by Michelle Wilson (binding, originator, pictured image), Ruth Schanbacher, Joanna Fulginiti, Ellen Bonett, Alison Altergott, Ruth Anne Wood, Natalie C. Felix (pictured poem).

Congratulations to all who participated!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Finlandia University Reflection Gallery: WCA Philadelphia Traveling Journal

"Sprout" image from book by Alison Altergott.

Women's Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter collaborative book bound by Michelle Wilson.

"Mother's Day in Doylestown" and "Carousel Book" by Bonnie MacAllister

All other images are the collaborative work of the Young Women's Caucus and Traveling Journal Project participants. (for complete images and links to the other journals.)

The show runs from Jan. 10-30, 2011.

Traveling Journal Project
Reflections Gallery
Jutila Center
Finlandia University
Hancock, MI

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Young Women's Caucus: Traveling Journal Project Opening and Press Coverage

Thursday, January 20, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Opening reception for

Young Women's Caucus

Traveling Journal Project

No charge; refreshments.
Finlandia University
Reflection Gallery
200 Michigan St., Hancock, MI 49930
Call 906-487-7375.

Some press:

Ironwood Info

Finlandia University


Keeweenaw Guide

Marquette Monthly Gallery Guide Listing

Young Women's Caucus

Sunday, January 2, 2011

WCA Philadelphia Traveling Book

all images courtesy of Michelle Wilson who was our originator and binder.

Spotlight: Rachel Udell

Spotlight: Natalie Felix (Community Cultural Exchange)

Spaces in Between is the first chapbook written, drawn, and hand crafted by Philadelphia poet, **natalie c. felix**in 2003. It is an interpersonal look into her spiritual evolution as a Hue-man transforming from a young lady into a self-aware woman.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Finlandia University Exhibition

Travelling Journal Project

Where: Reflections Gallery, Jutila Center, Finlandia University, Hancock, MI

Dates: January 10th-30th

Reception: Thursday, Jan. 20th at 12:30 PM

The travelling journal project is a collaborative art experiment with an online component ( ), the actual journals that will be originated by one artist and passed to other artists. The experiment will culminate with a travelling art show during 2011. The show is organized by the Young Women's Caucus for the Arts group at Finlandia University. Learn more about the YWC at

The journals were hand made or purchased. The journals could be in a traditional form or they may unfold into a wall piece or sculpture...or scroll. The originator could have chosen a topic or theme for their journal to pass. The originator also chose 5-7 people that they want to pass the journal to. They were also assigned a blog link that they can then customize and pass the info along to their journal participants--who will either scan or photograph what they did in the journal and post it...with any other comments/observations about the project.

The project began on Sept. 15th and continued until Dec. 15th (all journals sent to the originator, then back to me by January 1st), Any media may have been used in the journals, as long as they could travel safely and still be closed into a relatively flat book. Friends or family of each participant are also invited to make pages while that participant has the book. So while a book might only travel to 7 addresses, at each address, the number of people making pages is limited only by the person who has received the book, their friends, and the length of time until the next "mail to" date when the book has to travel.

The show at Finlandia Univerisity's reflection gallery will also include journals that have travelled from East to West Coast, some from outside of the US, and some that travelled locally. In addition to the travelling journals, some participants did additional collaborative projects and book/journal related artworks that will help to round out the show.

--Melissa Hronkin
Young Women's Caucus
Press Contact