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The White Problem Artist Talk- Carla Repice and Robyne Walker Murphy

Please join us at Equity Gallery on May 23rd, 6 PM- 7 PM, for a discussion about Carla Repice’s solo exhibition, The White Problem. The talk will pertain to Repice’s titular ongoing series of paintings and moderated by nationally recognized art and social justice educator and administrator Robyne Walker Murphy.

This event will also function as the premiere of Murphy’s essay on Repice’s body of work, which will be available as takeaways for attendees.

Please RSVP to info@nyartistsequity.org if you’re interested in coming!

About the Participants-

Robyne Walker Murphy is a nationally recognized art and social justice educator and administrator. In November 2016, she began her appointment as the new Executive Director of Groundswell. Robyne served as director of membership development and engagement at the National Guild for Community Arts Education, where she created the Guild’s first network for leaders of color in the arts, ALAANA (African, Latin, Asian, Arabic, Native American). Prior to the Guild, she served as the Director of the DreamYard Art Center for seven years. During that time she helped lead the organization through the development of arts and social justice programming and community engagement initiatives. Under her direction, DreamYard Art Center was recognized by the White House as one of the top 12 out of school programs in the nation. Her writing on social justice education has been featured in Teachers and Writers and Teaching Artist Guild magazines. She has delivered keynote addresses on liberatory education at the University of Chicago and the Seattle Museum of Art. Robyne resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Tarik Murphy and her son, Ras.

Carla Repice is a first generation Italian American born to Southern Italian immigrants post-World War II. Repice received her MFA in performance art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and studied painting and feminist theory with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky at The Lorenzo de Medici School of Art in Florence, Italy. She has shown her work at The deCordova Museum, MA; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY; The San Diego Museum of Art, CA; The New York Historical Society, NY; The Radical Archives Conference organized by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh, NY; Trinity Church in the City of Boston, MA; and Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY. Her art and teaching practice has been written about in Art Journal Open, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic, Art Fag City, The Huffington Post and NPR. She was awarded residencies at Yaddo and SPACE at Ryder Farm in upstate New York in 2017. Repice founded and was the Artistic Director of The Bronx Art Collective, a nationally recognized social justice and visual arts program for high school youth at the DreamYard Art Center in the South Bronx. She is currently the Senior Manager of Education, Engagement & Interpretation at Bard Graduate Center.