Stephanie Glass Solomon - Photographer

Stephanie Glass Solomon

Stephanie Glass Solomon is a Professor Emerita from Antioch University Los Angeles, and a California Artist Activist.

She received the Puffin Foundation Ltd. Grant for Photography for Foot Soldiers Never Die in 2016. In 2012, she received the Mario Fratti and Fred Newman Award for Political Playwriting for the play Being Moved. In 2010, Stephanie received the Creative and Performing Artists and Writers Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society for American Voices: Spirit of Revolution. In 2008, she co-wrote and produced American Voices for the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage. It was directed and narrated by Dustin Hoffman, and the chamber orchestra for the oratorio was conducted by Maestro Kent Nagano, who was also the Artistic Director. The cast included Annette Bening, James Cromwell, Rosario Dawson and Nate Parker. In 2005, Stephanie produced Kent Nagano’s Manzanar: An American Story by Philip Kan Gotanda and three prestigious classical composers. That cast included Martin Sheen, Kristi Yamaguchi, and John Cho. The work toured and was performed at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall, and in Santa Cruz at the Pacific Rim Festival. Both Manzanar and American Voices were broadcast on Public Radio. She received a Nathan Cummings Foundation grant for Manzanar in 2003.

Stephanie has also been a jazz/multimedia performer (using the name Stephanie Glass). She toured the U.S. and Canada singing jazz and, in Los Angeles, wrote, produced, and performed the one-woman shows The Liberated Chanteuse and Intimate Illusions. Her multimedia piece, Jazz, Gender and Justice, received a grant from the Cultural Affairs Department, City of Los Angeles, and was presented at the California State University Northridge Performance Arts Center, 2001. Stephanie also performed music from that work at Santa Monica College in 2002. From 2000 to 2003, she received grants, produced, and performed at the Museum of Cultural Diversity in Carson, Ca. as a support to that community enterprise.

Her earlier works, Blue Heaven, for the stage, and the radio play, Moving On, were produced in New York in the 80’s.

On the faculty at Antioch for over 23 years, she served as Chair of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, taught liberal studies classes, designed programs to bring the arts to Los Angeles communities, and produced works for the Antioch campus including Squeeze Box and Marx in Soho. Among her articles is the recent, An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton 2015, published on RSN, and the essay, with C. Armon, Learning and the Good Life: Reconceiving Adult Education for Development, appearing in the book Creativity, Spirituality and Transcendence, Ablex Publishing Co., 2000. She is a recipient of Antioch University’s Distinguished Service Award.

She is also a member of the Dramatists Guild. Stephanie graduated UC Berkeley with a B.A., and later earned an M.S. at the University of Southern California while a Norman Topping Fellow. She then completed an M.A. from the New School for Social Research. She is Phi Beta Kappa.

 

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Funding for Foot Soldiers for Justice has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation.
Thank you to Global Exchange for the amazing Reality Tour to Selma.

Upcoming Exhibits
2018  

Spoken & Unspoken

Where: A National Art Exhibit Santa Cruz Art League
When: January 5 through February 4, 2018
The Opening Reception: February 2, First Friday, 6:00-8:00pm
Three of Stephanie’s images from Foot Soldiers will be on exhibit in this juried show.

To view entire exhibit, please go to: OnlineJuredShows.com
The prices listed on screen are incorrect. They are $400.00 per piece and 10% will go to Repairers of the Breach for the New Poor People’s Campaign under the leadership of Reverend William Barber.

The Woman’s Caucus for Art, “ART SPEAKS! Lend Your Voice”

Stephanie is pleased to be amongst the sixty-three artists from across the country whose works were selected by acclaimed curator Jill Munoz for the “ART SPEAKS! Lend Your Voice” exhibition at Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica. Her video, Foot Soldiers for Justice” will be shown.
The Opening Reception: Thursday, February 22, 2018 during the 2018 national conference of the Women’s Caucus for Art in Los Angeles with a Closing Reception on March 10th in honor of International Women’s Day.

 


Current Exhibits
2017  

As of February 23, 2017, eighteen images from the collection, Foot Soldiers for Justice, are on temporary exhibit at the US Department of the Interior National Historic Selma to Montgomery Trail Museum, in Selma, AL. The work is part of the opening of two new galleries and permanent exhibits in the Historic Museum. Representative Terri Sewell and Selma Mayor Darrio Melton attended the opening, along with many of the foot soldiers who crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge with Martin Luther King in 1965. Stephanie was honored to have been in attendance, as well. In the future, images from Foot Soldiers for Justice will travel the two other Historic Trail Museums in Montgomery and Lowndes County. Photos will also be archived by the Museums for future generations.


Four photos from the Foot Soldiers collection, along with the slideshow video, are on display at Antioch University LA in Culver City, as part of their Get Out The Vote efforts, and acknowledgement of Black History Month as of February 24, 2017.


Past Exhibits
2016

Foot Soldiers for Justice will be included in the political exhibit “Three Rings and Two Parties; The Election Circus,” at the Wiseman Gallery, on the Rogue Community College campus, Grants Pass, Oregon.

The exhibit runs from November 2 to December 7, 2016.

News and Media

Foot Soldiers for Justice is online on the Social Documentary Network

Stephanie Glass Solomon’s Foot Soldiers for Justice on the Antioch University Los Angeles website

Antioch University Common Thread's article on Foot Soldiers for Justice

Global Exchange blog on Foot Soldiers for Justice

Reader Supported News: An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton September 2015 by Stephanie Glass Solomon