Presentations/Seminars by Mary Kerr

2014 (May)* Seminar on Beat Era women artists during exhibit “Rebels, Hipsters and Visionaries” -Firehouse North Gallery, Berkeley, CA. 

2014 (Oct) Panel discussion on women artists with art historian, Susan Landauer and curator/writer, Alan Selsor “Beauty Fierce As Stars”-Firehouse North Gallery

2013 (Jan) Panel discussion with Leah Levy (Estate of Jay DeFeo) and Jean Conner during exhibit “Renaissance on Fillmore”, di Rosa Museum, Napa, CA

2013 (Sept)* Keynote speaker for “Out of the Shadows” Beat Conference on Beat Era women artists and poets at Agder University, Kristiansand, Norway

2011 (Nov)* Seminar on Joan Brown during exhibit “Expressions & Impressions of Joan Brown” at San Jose Museum of Art, California

2009 (Dec) Event with Introduction by Susan Landauer and Mary Kerr before screening of San Francisco’s Wild History Groove, San Francisco Art Institute—Poetry by David Meltzer, ruth weiss and Jack Foley and Q & A

2005 (Oct)* A Day-in-the Life in San Francisco’s North Beach

Presentation with poet David Meltzer reading excerpts from his prose poem “Beat Thing” with the mythological figures depicted on screen and added commentary-Beat & Beyond Generation Conference, John Natsoulas Gallery  

2003 (Oct) Panel discussion on independent films with filmmaker, Paul Mazusky and film archivist, Craig Baldwin-Annual Beat & Beyond Generation Conference, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. 

2002 (Oct)* Discussion of documentaries with clips from works-in-progress—Venice West and the LA Scene and San Francisco’s Wild History Groove  -Beat & Beyond Generation Conference, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

*Presentations–2002, 2005, 2011, 2013 and 2014 (mix of audio and video) commentary with photographs, images of artwork and clips from documentaries