Tuesday, September 11, 2007


FUTURE TENANT PRESENTS: POWER - The Definition of Feminine Power
Curated by Christiane D.
September 28 - October 20

This group exhibit will collectively express the definition of feminine power through the eyes, heart and souls of twenty women. Each participating artist will have one piece on display. Why one piece? Because more often than not, that is all one gets. One chance to make an impression. One chance to express their power.

POWER will present the work of the following artists: Susan Constanse, Suz Pisano, Veronica Corpuz, Rise Nagin, Alexis S. Covato, Patricia Villalobos Escheverria, Cara Erskine, Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Vanessa German, Stacy Rae Gross, Pamela Jennings, Monique Luck, Maritza Mosquera, Renee Ruth Ickes, Staycee Pearl, Rebecca Rose, Sam Thorp, and Two Girls Working (Renee Piechocki and Tiffany Ludwig)

SPECIAL POWER EVENTS at our NEW location! - 819 Penn Avenue, Cultural District

Opening Reception - September 28, 6-9 pm
Speaker Linda Babcock,
James M. Walton Professor of Economics and author of the book,Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide
DJ Shorty Rock
Cocktail creations from the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC)

A POWER-ful evening of Words and Women
October 12 - 7:00 pm
Featuring the literary and poetic works of Ellen Smith, Jan Beatty, Lori Jakiela, Carrie Smith, Megan Tutulo, and Stephanie Brea
Tickets are $3.00 at the door

FOR MORE INFO visit us at www.futuretenant.org


  1. Speaker Linda Babcock alone is probably worth the time to attend -- and not just for women, although women likely will benefit more. One of the various "hidden" factors accounting for the gender wage differential in our society is that in our culture, women generally do not negotiate in the employment setting as well as men. I know of many, many instances where the generality doesn't match reality, but Ms. Babcock's stats attest to a trend that shouldn't be ignored. There's certainly nothing innate about it (my mother is the toughest negotiator I know), it's the way we were all brought up.

    Women generally do not go to the job interview with the same expecations or approach as men. What's the result? The bottom line is that even business owners who despise misogyny (I am one) are looking to cut the best deal they can for their company, and if the prospective employee doesn't demand more, I am likely not going to hand her or him more than I need to (this is true for men and women). I can't tell you how many times I've had to counsel clients to just ask for what they really want, and to be ready to provide their reasons -- the worst that can happen is that the other side will say "no."

    I recommend attending just to hear Ms. Babcock (oh, and to see the art, too).

  2. Pittsburgh - the land where time stood still.


    Jobs, pay drive women away from the region
    By Brian Bowling
    Wednesday, September 12, 2007