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Kathleen Bitetti gave a free lecture, Quincy and Contemporary Artists, at the the Quincy Historic Society Quincy Historic Society on Thursday, Nov. 15th at 7:30pm.
The City of Quincy has a long history of activism that even predates the well known activism of the Adams family. There are several 20th century born contemporary artists who have spent time in the city of Quincy as children and/or as adolescents who have embraced and integrated activism into their art making practices. Bitetti discussed this little-known aspect of contemporary Quincy history: the large number of major contemporary artists with ties to Quincy. She discussed the work of May Stevens, Eugene Richards, Annee Spileos Scott, Michael Dowling, Wendy Jacob, and her own work. Bitetti highlighted each artist's connection to Quincy and how that connection may have played a role in that person's work. In particular she considered the commitment shared by all six to making their art socially and politically relevant.
On April 6th, as part of her Newburyport Residency, Kathleen gave a free artist talk and slide show of her work at the Newburyport Public Library (MA).
Kathleen Bitetti gave a lecture on Saturday, March 11th at the Quincy Historic Society in conjunction with her piece, Sewing for Abigail, which was on view for March-Women's History Month at the Historic Society.
In February Bitetti participated on two panels:
Monday, February 7th, 6-8:30pm panel at the Lincoln Public Library.
Sunday, February 27th, 2-4pm panel at the Thomas Crane Public Library.
January 29th (Saturday) 3pm. Kathleen Bitetti, along with artists Annee Spileos Scott and David C. Scott, gave a gallery talk on their work that was included in the DeCordova's exhibition: Pretty Sweet-The Sentimental Image in Contemporary Art.
November 13th, 3pm Kathleen Bitetti was part of a group artist talk at Artspace in New Haven as part of the Enchantment exhibition curated by Denise Markonish.
Kathleen Bitetti was a panelist for "Creative Collaborations" a national panel at the Society of Illustrators (NYC). Moderator: Lisa L. Cyr Panelists: Mark Murphy, Nationally recognized designer; Ken Dubrowski, Illustrator; Clifford Stolze, founder of Stolze Designs, and Cynthia von Buhler, Illustrator, author, artist and performance artist. November 4th
2002 Persona Show Gallery Talk- March 30th
2001 Studio Soto Panel: “Gender Roles and Performance, Film, Media,
and Art” January 12th
2000 Fairytales of Domesticity panel discussion with participating artists, Harrington House, Clark University, November 14th