Meet. Mingle. Network: Generation Stiletto

Today’s featured organization is Generation Stilleto. Career Wardrobe Education and Outreach Manager Caitlin Day answers a few of our questions about what you can expect from Young Professionals Preview Night:

Can you tell us a bit about your organization?

Generation Stiletto is the young professionals group that supports Career Wardrobe, a non-profit that provides professional clothing and job readiness training to women entering the workforce. Generation Stiletto organizes and hosts quarterly events that engage members in volunteer service, events, and professional development opportunities.

What benefits does your organization offer a young professional?

We provide young professionals access to a meaningful and highly impactful volunteer experience with a leading non-profit in the Philadelphia area. We also host professional development events for members that may otherwise be cost prohibitive. We connect professionals on their way up with women who are just starting and allow our members to support each other and our clients in a very unique symbiotic relationship.

What do you think young professionals will get out of the preview night?

The preview night creates a fun, creative atmosphere where young professionals can relax and meet new people, engage with area organizations, and get a sneak peak at the art! Becoming engaged with Philadelphia organizations and artists will help young professionals to feel more connected to their awesome city.

Do you think it’s important for young professionals to be involved in the local cultural scene?

A city’s culture is its lifeblood. Getting involved with the local cultural scene connects you to your city in a way that nothing else does. It shows you what the city is feeling, how it is viewing itself and the rest of the world, and what it wants. Philly has great artists of all kinds and it is about time we start supporting each other.

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences, gallery walls, and city streets. In work ranging from large scale sculptural installations, and living compilations, to miniature assemblage and mixed media works on paper, nature is my rubric and my compass. This is the way I make connections between human interests and the environment that surrounds us. 

Simultaneously, nature is my metaphor and material. Grafting together a variety of flat and dimensional elements is not uncommon in my practice.
In different ways, I'll incorporate earth, vines, flowers, roots, seeds, pigment, and wax into sculpture, and mixed media works on paper, more akin to assemblage. Nature and plants frequently act as metaphors for our human experience as they are passively or overtly layered or stitched amidst found imagery, maps, photographs, and words.
Susan Benarcik
Susan Benarcik

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences,…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences, gallery walls, and…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration. Her work is about how we are all connected through the commonality of everyday elements.
Phyllis Gorsen
Phyllis Gorsen

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration.…

Phyllis Gorsen, a Philadelphia based painter, creates contemporary paintings that are a beautiful mixture of abstract and representation. She uses vibrant color and geometric elements blended with figuration. Her work is…

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.
John Howell White
John Howell White

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown,…

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. from The…

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State…

By enabling the viewer to experience the emotional reality of the subjects Deborah Caiola paints, she attempts to challenge assumptions and mainstream beliefs, and celebrate that which unites us as humans.
Deborah Caiola
Deborah Caiola

By enabling the viewer to experience the emotional reality of the subjects Deborah Caiola paints, she attempts to challenge…

By enabling the viewer to experience the emotional reality of the subjects Deborah Caiola paints, she attempts to challenge assumptions and mainstream beliefs, and celebrate that which unites us as humans.…

By enabling the viewer to experience the emotional reality of the subjects Deborah Caiola paints, she attempts to challenge assumptions and mainstream beliefs, and celebrate that which unites us as humans.…

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by 
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.
Colleen Keefe
Colleen Keefe

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

Fine art ink on paper drawings of cities and microorganisms by
Philadelphia artist Colleen Keefe.…

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