Nov 9: Women of FXFOWLE’s Roundtable “When Women Lead”

FXFOWLE: When Women Lead Roundtable
Image courtesy of FXFOWLE

Women of FXFOWLE (WFXF) presents an evening of candid conversation between women leaders in the A/E/C industry on the topics of diversity, collaboration, and measures of success. The roundtable discussion will be led by the women who served as primary leadership for the Barnard Hall Swing Space Project (LeFrak Center) at Barnard College, one of the oldest women’s colleges in the world. From design to construction, women led the teams that transformed an underutilized gymnasium into a functional, flexible space for a new generation of women. “When Women Lead” offers a platform for insight and discussion into the role of women as leaders, professionals, and mentors.

Roundtable Participants (pictured from left to right):
Suzanne Castellano, Project Executive, Turner Construction
Heidi Blau, Partner, FXFOWLE
Susannah Zweighaft, Partner, AKF Group
Ann Rolland, Principal, FXFOWLE
Victoria Ponce de Leon, Associate, Silman
Gail Beltrone, VP for Campus Services, Barnard College

WFXF’s mission is to support professional growth and leadership development for women.

The roundtable will be held at FXFOWLE on Wednesday, November 9, from 6:00-7:30 PM.

To attend, RSVP by November 8 to communications@fxfowle.com. More info here.

Also at FXFOWLE until November 11, 2016:

All Women Exhibition

FXFOWLE and A Women’s Thing present All Women, a photographic exhibition in which women are subject, author, and narrative. Featuring works by Frances F. Denny, Kate Edwards, Lucia Fainzilber, Tramaine George, Tatum Mangus, Elena Mudd, and Gillian Zinser, All Women challenges the stereotype of a singular ‘female art’ by revealing the breadth, depth, and range of the female experience.

From textured foliage to softly lit abstractions, crisp still lifes to figures mid-motion, All Women displays works of individuality in perspective and style. The seven artists’ only commonalities are their medium—photography, city—New York, and gender—female. Denny’s candy-colored images of childhood objects, George’s black-and-white shots of a dancer’s evocative movements, and Fainzilber’s fashion-inspired portrait camouflages craft narratives that are as innately of the artists themselves as they are of women and humankind collectively. All Women is an exhibition that represents the spectrum of emotions, thoughts, and outlooks: introspective and optimistic, bold and defiant, inquisitive and adventurous, and ever progressing.

About the Artists:

Francis F. Denny is an artist and photographer whose works investigate the development of female selfhood and identity. Works from her Pink Crush series explore the iconography of late 20th-century girlhood and its defining pop sweetness.

Kate Edwards is a fashion and lifestyle photographer based in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. With plays of foliage and smoke, her works capture the composure and stillness of the floral and feminine.

Lucia Fainzilber is a photographer with a background in fashion, whose Somewear series of self-portraits portray the struggle with ideas of identity and camouflage, blending her form with rich textures and patterns.

Tramaine George is a New York-based creative enthusiast who specializes in photography and video. Her recent series featuring dance champion Yulia Zagoruychenko—a woman who uses her body as the ultimate expressive tool—offers impressions of energy, presence, and the performative.

Tatum Mangus is a photographer and world traveler whose appreciations for the preciousness of film and diversity translate into images of concentration and detail, abundant with color, scenery, and life.

Elena Mudd is a Brooklyn-based photographer whose works of sexuality, feminity, and growth capture a sense of her subjects’ identities while exploring the connection and disconnection inherent to the human condition.

Gillian Zinser is a New York-based photographer who shoots primarily with 35mm film. A photographic storyteller, she explores a shifting experience of the world through dream-like images that move us out of the ordinary and into the surreal.