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    Panel Topic: The Phenomenology of Place

    Presented by at Women and Their Work

    August 12, 2010


    Panel Topic: The Phenomenology of Place

    Join us for a conversation with San Antonio based artist Karen Mahaffy, Megan Crigger, Austin's Public Art Administrator, Chris Oglesby, author of Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music, and artist, Chris Sauter.

    The discussion will range across topics related to place including our definitions of place itself and how we experience and recognize it (however fleetingly). The panelists have a great interest in sites and communities that have established a strong sense of place. Their conversation will investigate: the organic vs. the manufactured production of place; preservation or loss of place; public and private place; place experienced through a sense of harmony or discord; and developing or increasing our awareness of place.

    Karen Mahaffy’s exhibit “The Persistence of Moment” is informed by this statement of intent. “My work endeavors to serve as a reminder of the exquisite contained among the ordinary and to reify our capacity to recognize it. Articulating the seemingly insignificant elements between familiar places, objects and events, I investigate how elements of place and time become manifest in our lives. Alluding to sensory cues which often exist outside of the perceived space of the work, I seek to create a singular moment, expose a phenomenon or set a pace through which one re-encounters these spaces or events.”

    Panel Topic: The Phenomenology of Place: the creation and awareness of place through the practice of everyday life.


    Women and Their Work

    1710 Lavaca Street
    Austin, TX 78701

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