Women Breaking the Mold

Tucson Festival of Books Author Presentation

Authors and an artist discuss groundbreaking women forging a successful path.

Where: Student Union Ventana (Seats 100)  

When: Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  

Genre: Fine Arts / Photography

Moderator: Dawne Bell

Through her work as an artist, Barbara Grygutis creates public spaces that enhance the built environment, enable civic interaction, and reveal unspoken relationships between nature and humanity. She engages the public through her works of art by identifying themes meaningful to each specific site and community....


Molly Schiot is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, who parlayed her dedication to telling women’s stories into the Instagram account, “The Unsung Heroines.” She is the creator of the “Check You Out” series for Paper Magazine, which has featured comedy duo and Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstien, and actress Malin Akerman, and recently directed an ESPN 30 for 30 short, “Our Tough Guy,” about the life of one of the NHL’s most fearsome players, John Wensink....


Amy Von Lintel is the Doris Alexander Endowed Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts and Associate Professor of Art History at West Texas A&M University, where she also directs the Gender Studies Program....


Public Art / Public Space

Barbara Grygutis

May 2016
ISBN 9781941806920
Paperback, 144 pages
$30.00, INSTORE

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Public Art / Public Space chronicles the work of Barbara Grygutis, a pioneering public artist whose large-scale sculptural environments shape the spaces they inhabit. Art is a major component of our contemporary design landscape. Over the past twenty-five years, the medium of public installation has gained serious momentum, with the beautification of cities worldwide spearheaded by visceral conceptions and brazen works of art that coerce all passersby to contemplate not only the work in question or the location it is situated in, but the viewer s relationship to the aforementioned two. This level of frequency and fervor for the medium would not be the same without the pioneering work of Barbara Grygutis, a forerunning practitioner in the field and a champion for public art s selfless ethos in all mediums and all aspects of life. Public Art / Public Space features twenty groundbreaking works accompanied by retrospectives from public art professionals on Grygutis herself, her work, and what her extensive contributions could mean for the works of tomorrow."

Game Changers

Molly Schiot
Simon and Schuster
October 2016
ISBN 9781501137099
Hardcover, 320 pages
$25.00, INSTORE

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"Based on the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, a celebration of the pioneering, forgotten female athletes of the twentieth century that features rarely seen photos and new interviews with past and present gamechangers including Abby Wambach and Cari Champion"--

Georgia O'Keeffe: Watercolors

Georgia O'Keeffe
Radius Books/Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
May 2016
ISBN 9781942185048
Hardcover, 140 pages
$60.00, INSTORE

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A catalog of an exhibition held at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.