The 10th annual Women & Identity Festival is dedicated to the concept of women artists creating a vibrant and supportive community. The festival offers a forum for women dedicated to the arts; including writers, filmmakers, painters, sculptors, musicians, composers, actors, playwrights, dancers and performance artists. The festival is an opportunity to view and discuss work while exploring what it means to be a woman artist working today.  Ione, artistic director of Deep Listening Institute has curated the Women and Identity Festival since 1999 when roundtables and presentations took place at the Gallery at Deep Listening Space in the historic Rondout of Kingston, NY.

During the Festival, women have the opportunity to cover topics ranging from the very personal to larger investigations of the socio-economic and political climate faced by women in the arts. A vibrant virtual residency includes discussion and performance via Deep Listening Institute's website.

Special 2010 WOMAN OF HONOR
Trudy Morse
Poet, Musician, Humanitarian, Diarist, Grandmother
Celebrating her 91st Year

Women & Identity Virtual Residency
April 1, 2010 - June 30, 2010
As an Artist-in-Residence, each woman is given a home at our site
Each artist creates her own profile and updates her blog with images or other media.
The residency offers the opportunity for collaborative feedback and discussion creating a virtual community.

April 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm – Memory, Secrets & Immortality
An evening of women artists presenting written works and film with a Q & A to follow.

Jo Andres, Donnaldson Brown, Alexandra Enders, Sarah French,
Liz Gessner, Andrea Israel, Rachel Koenig, Trudy Morse and Regina Weichert.
Hosted by Deep Listening Institute Artistic Director Ione

Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway (at Spring St)
New York, NY
Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.
The event will be broadcast live on Deep Listening Institute’s channel “Deep Listening Institute presents…”

For more information, call 845-338-5984 or visit

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency and the Experimental Television Center's Presentation Funds program, also supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.


Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer
Tomie Hahn Director
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