Posts by Rachelle L. Williams

Rachelle L. Williams is an African American and Women’s studies scholar whose work focuses on women’s art and culture. She has a BA in history from Talladega College and a MA in women’s studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. Rachelle is also an educator who teaches arts and humanities courses to adult learners and college students. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Rachelle has been living in the Washington, DC area for over 20 years. She is currently a resident in the Trinidad neighborhood in Ward 5.

By Rachelle L. Williams on December 4, 2018

Jo Ann Block: Pushing back Against Age and Gender

“Historically, butch women fought for this identity,” Block says, “and it’s significant to hold on to.” Those who still identify as butch, then, are an “elite group” and represent “the few.” They are “proud,” she adds, “Because it takes guts to live ones entire life outside the gendered margins as a butch woman who does not identify as femme or trans but somewhere along the spectrum in between.”

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By Rachelle L. Williams on December 13, 2017

Documenting and Preserving a Feminist Artist’s Legacy: A Glimpse Inside The Dinner Party Studio

Exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts offers the public insight into feminist icon and artist Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party (1974-1979).

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By Rachelle L. Williams on May 9, 2017

Ice for Sale: Sheldon Scott and the Finest Amenities

Rachelle Williams witnesses a disruption of time and place as Sheldon Scott performs the Finest Amenities in Old Town Alexandria.

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By Rachelle L. Williams on April 22, 2016

Antionette S. Hodges: Following Her Dream

Rachelle L. Williams profiles artist Antionette S. Hodges during an exhibition of her work at the Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center

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By Rachelle L. Williams on March 16, 2016

Art Table “State of Art/DC: A Conversation” Part Two: More Dynamic, Diverse, and Inclusive

Rachelle Williams recaps the second installment of Art Table’s “State of Art/DC: A Conversation” held at Long View Gallery on February 22, 2016.

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By Rachelle L. Williams on December 9, 2015

Art Table “State of Art/DC: A Conversation” Initiates Much Needed Discussion, Lacks Diversity and Depth of Focus

Rachelle Williams attends and critiques the November 16, 2015 “Art Table ‘State of Art/DC: A Conversation” held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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