From Manchester to NYC: Pankhurst in the Park Salon

Recap article of the last and final Pankhurst in the Park event in NYC., read it here. We aim to be back in the Big Apple in 2020 for more art shenanigans. All photos by Jennifer Brown

The final installment of Alexandra Arts Pankhurst in the Park was a salon-style gathering for artists and art appreciators held at the Last Frontier in Greenpoint. A space stewarded by the Norwegian artist Sol Kjok, Last Frontier is a rustic open space with high ceilings, fixtures for hanging massive works of art (such as Sol’s recent series “Spiraling Smoke” on view) and a large teepee where Kjok hosts regular medicine circles and shamanic drum journeys.

During the month of September, UK-based artist, curator, and founder of Alexandra Arts artist Lotte Karlsen was Artist-in-Residence at Kjok’s nearby other space The Mothership. Karlsen kicked off the Tuesday night salon with an informal lecture and slide show presentation of her near decade-long socially-engaged artwork in Alexandra Park, Manchester, where the majority of the Pankhurst in the Park (PitP) festival took place 2014-18. The September 2018 salon celebrated four years in which the Pankhurst in the Park project has spearheaded an initiative committed to providing a platform for women in the Arts, including a dedicated commitment to cultural exchange with U.S.-based artists in NYC.
— By Art 511 Mag staff