Well Hello There!

March is Women’s History Month which means it’s time for the 14th Annual Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College {home to first-ever women’s history program and the subsequent founders of Women’s History Month}!

To celebrate this year’s conference, R/V decided to profile some of this year’s most buzz-worthy presenters and performers! And, in spirit of the conference theme, “Women, the Arts and Activism” we’ve reached out to some of our favorite female artists {one of whom belongs to our Women’s History program} who have graciously let us feature their amazing work!

Art isn’t dead. {it’s just not the boy’s club it used to be}.

HAPPY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH! See you at the conference!



p.s. here’s the schedule AND you can register here! x

p.s.s. WE LOVE YOU!


“The whole world, as we experience it visually comes to us through the mystic realm of color.” – Hans Hofmann

{Liz Atzberger is a Brooklyn-based artist who creates  installation art from all mediums, but most famously with plasticings, magnets, and other unconventional sources.}

{Liz Atzberger’s installation “Rods and Cones” is part of HYPERCOLOR, an exhibit at Small Black Door in Ridgewood, Queens.}

{You can find more of her work here or visit AIRPLANE, the gallery she co-curates at 70 Jefferson Street in Brooklyn. xx}

Ten Questions

{This month features President of Sarah Lawrence College, Karen Lawrence.  A noted scholar of James Joyce, holding a B.A. from Yale University, a Master of Arts in English Literature from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. in literature from Columbia University, she has been at Sarah Lawrence since 2007.}

Describe yourself in one word:        


To date, what do you consider your greatest accomplishment?    

Professionally– securing funding for and establishing the International Center for Writing and Translation at the University of California, Irvine, and recruiting the Kenyan writer, Ngugi wa Thiong’o to direct it.   Personally–Andrew and Jeffrey Lawrence.

What or whom has been your greatest source of inspiration?

Many people have inspired me.  If I had to name one person, it would probably be Bobby Kennedy.

What quality in others do you find the most admirable? 


What quality in others do you find the most deplorable? 

 The inability to empathize.

What are your three favorite texts? 

Middlemarch, Ulysses, “Sailing to Byzantium”

If you could spend one day in history, when and where would it be?

 June 16, 1904.  I’ll let you guess why.

Finish the thought:  “Feminism is . . .”  

still necessary.


What is something about you others would be surprised to know?  

I enjoy kickboxing.


What are your words to live by?  

 “Try to be someone on whom nothing is lost” Henry James