HQ Anniversary Party & Poster Exhibition

Celebrate one year of Wrong Brain Headquarters with us, Friday, March 3, 5-8pm at our suite: #459 in the Washington Street Mills, Dover, NH.
~Pop up gallery featuring Wrong Brain event posters from the last year, prints and originals starting at $1
~First 20 people to arrive get a free poster! 
~Raffle drawing at 8pm
~This is happening at the same time as the Dover Art Walk – so you can get a glimpse of our artsy neighbors, too.
~Exhibiton posters by:
Spikepit Productions, Beth Wittenberg’s Art, Sam Paolini, Pope Jones, Cassie Brazeau, Darcie Blake, Paul Timmons, Cameron Russell, Ryan Harrison, Jordan Holtz, and more!

History of Feminist Movement: Lecture Series & Weekly Discussions

Growing More Radical With Age: A History of The Feminist Movement
In recognition of Women’s History Month, Wrong Brain will offer a series of lectures exploring the history of feminism. Four 45-minute talks led by artist and activist Phoenix Mayet will be held at the Wrong Brain Headquarters every Monday evening (7-8:30 pm) during the month of March.
Each of the four lectures will focus on the history of the feminist movement as reflected in the wave metaphor, which is used to delineate major shifts in the development of feminism. The slide presentations will include an examination of the significant individuals and events that shaped the period in review. We will look at historical photographs as well as some of the influential art made by women and feminists of the time. The evenings will also include time for Q&A and discussion.

Monday, March 6 @ 7pm : The opening lecture, entitled, “The First Wave – The Origins of Women’s Activism” will begin with the Temperance, Abolitionist, and Suffrage movements of the 18th and 19th centuries and look at the seeds of contemporary feminism planted by our activist foremothers, including Wollstonecraft, Truth, Goldman, and De Beauvoir.

Monday, March 13 @ 7pm : The next week will pick up with “The Second Wave – The Personal Gets Political”. The second wave began with the approval of the birth control pill and would include the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment by Congress, the enactment of Title IX, and the publication of “Pornography” by Andrea Dworkin, which would ignite the ‘sex wars’ of the 1980’s.

Monday, March 20 @ 7pm : The series continues with “The Third Wave – Integration and Intersection”. 1990’s feminism was marked by its acceptance in the academic community with the founding of the first PhD Women’s Studies program in the US. It was also a time in which feminist theory would extend beyond the confines of the institution and make a serious effort to include the voices of queer and non-white feminists. The theory of intersectionality would come to highlight the connections and relationships between all people and assert that until all are free, none are free.

Monday, March 27 @ 7pm : The series will close with “The Fourth Wave – Beyond the Women’s March”. The announcement of the Women’s March on Washington inspired women and men around the world to step up and proclaim the importance of feminism and its call for equality for all people. What will become of this renewed energy and interest? This lecture will bring the conversation to the current moment and invite the audience to participate in envisioning the future of feminism.

About the Speaker: Phoenix Mayet is a conceptual artist, feminist, and social activist who’s work addresses issues related to gender, trauma, and personal identity. She holds degrees in English from Cornell University and UNH. She maintains a fine art studio at the Washington St. Mill in Dover, NH.

For questions about the lecture series please contact Phoenix Mayet – phoenix@phoenixmayet.com

Painted Pots with Sam Paolini

Thursday, February 9, 7:30 pm at WBHQ – paint your own psychedelic flower pots, guided by Sam Paolini! They’ll give you a step by step course on color mixing, brush stroke technique, and design tips to create your own abstract, other-wordly house for your plant. All materials and tools provided. $20 per person, limited to 20 spots, so reserve yours today by emailing heywrongbrain@gmail.com


Studio Spaces at Headquarters Avail. March 1!

Have you wanted to occupy WBHQ as a resident artist?! Now’s your chance! We have private studio spaces opening up March 1. We look forward to hearing from ya’all!

Application for Studio Space
Wrong Brain Headquarters, Washington Street Mills, Dover NH 
Concentration/mediums/description of work
Why do you want to rent at HQ?
What is your relationship to Wrong Brain and/or what does Wrong Brain mean to you?
Do you have a steady source of income/confidence in your ability to pay monthly rent?

Wrong Brain Headquarters serves as private art studios and community space. Our 2,300 sq. foot suite at the Washington Street Mills is home to 8 individual studio spaces, community space, and storage for Wrong Brain equipment, artwork, supplies and tools. As a resident artist you will have access to your own spot at HQ 24/7 and access to the community space whenever there is no event. Each artist gets 1 drawer in our large flat files. You are able to use our Xerox copier and Epson color printer and pin maker at cost for materials. Free use of all of our tools, office equipment, donated art supplies, including (but not limited to!): paint, ink, brushes, markers, pens, pencils, pastels, paper, vellum, cardboard, stapler, linoleum carving tools, projector, PA system, microphones, mini-fridge, microwave and kitchen supplies. You are able to organize and host your own meetings or events in the community space, private or open to the public, with approval from the Board/HQ manager. Studio dogs welcome, as long as they’re trained and not mean or super barky.

As of March 1 we will have three studio spaces available. Two 11×10 foot spaces: both corner spaces, with 10 feet of wall space, and one wall with window/s. – $120/month each. One 18×9 foot space: 18 feet of wall space, and one wall with a window – $220. Spaces may be shared by up to 2 people. Rent is to be paid before the 1st of each month – so we have time to deposit your money before we have to pay Management. There is no minimum stay requirement, we just need at least 1 month notice if you plan to leave.

Wrong Brain is proud to be a safe space – meaning we do not tolerate violence, harassment, hate speech or discrimination based on sex, gender, sexuality, race, cultural background, religion, ability, age or class. We aim to provide a welcoming and constructive environment for marginalized people through art, opportunities, meetings and events. We expect our resident artists, volunteers and participants to uphold these same standards.

Other responsibilities of resident artists include: at least 2 hours of volunteer time per month (helping with events set up/clean up, distributing posters, cleaning up the community space, etc.), attending monthly resident artists meetings, and some participation within Wrong Brain -whether its planning meetings, fundraising committee, attending events, etc. We want the resident artists involved with Wrong Brain and our community. Other random rules of HQ: no smoking or vaping inside; no use of aerosol sprays/spray paint; if playing music that everyone can hear- be courteous and share music picks every hour or so! 
We look forward to working with you awesome people! Email applications to heywrongbrain@gmail.com

This is What TRANS Feels Like – Call for Art!

CALL FOR ART: “This is What TRANS Feels Like” group exhibit about what it means to be transgender and the unique experiences transgender Granite Staters face. Coordinated by Freedom New Hampshire (FNH) in partnership with the ACLU-NH, and Rights and Democracy NH (RAD-NH); opens on January 6 at Wrong Brain Headquarters Gallery in Dover, NH!