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EXHIBITION Vicki, with an i
Organized by Michelle Grabner
August 25 – October 1, 2017
Vicki, with an i speaks to the changing power dynamics afforded woman in western culture.
Latin for ‘Victory” or “Conquer” the name descends from the Greek Goddess Nike. The artists included in this exhibition assert their authority and rights by dedicating time, craft, and critical imagination to a daily routine. Moreover, each artist freely evolves and stretches their visual language with the power that they accrue as woman.
Vicky, Vickie, or Vicki?
Which spelling do you like better? As a nickname for Victoria. Or something else?
My favorite nickname for Victoria is Via.
I've heard of Vicka, which is cute. Vita or Ria, maybe?
I like the Vicky spelling best. It looks the most even and standard. It's not the trendy nickname anymore, but I think it's still usable!
My name is Victoria and I always went by my full name - always had an aversion to Vicky.
Mom called me Toria a lot. I read somewhere that Plum is a common for Victoria because there is a Victoria plum, and I think that's cute.
I've always liked being a Vicki. It's unusual enough that there were usually no other Vickis in my class, workplace, etc., but not so odd that people would double-take on it. It's pretty. It has positive connotations.
The down side is that there are multiple ways to spell the name -- Vicki, Vickie, Vicky, Vikki, Vikky -- and even people close to me get it wrong.
I would recommend that anyone considering naming a child Vicki, go ahead and give her the full, formal, "Victoria." More options for her later on that way, and it's a powerful, dignified name with meaning and history. And people will call her that anyway.
I haven't met many other Vickis, and those I have met usually are older.
The Vickis I have met have always been fun, kind, witty, and just all around good people, which makes me like my name more.
I hate the name "Victoria" as it has followed me my entire life: people always assume that is my name. Also, people tend to constantly spell my name wrong as well, even if I've known them for years: most commonly "Vickie", "Vicky", or "Vikki".
The name can be annoying if you are in a class with other kids that go by the names Nicky, Micky, or Ricky, and sometimes people will confuse you with "Becky."
Even though there are some annoying downsides to my name, I would say I have grown to love it. The name comes from "Victoria", which means victory, and I have often used that as a source of inspiration in times when I find myself as sort of an underdog. Besides the occasionally annoying downsides, it really is a good name. Friendly but professional, easy and familiar without being common, and dignified.
My twin sisters name is Vicki, middle name Natasha, she is smart, has wit and her name fits her really well.
Nicknames for Vicki: Vic, Vickstick, VickiSticky, Slick Vick, Vitamin V, Vicks
Saturday, September 23 - 6-9 PM
featuring a panel discussion with:
Marilu Knode (Moderator): Laura Perry (writer), Sara Daleiden (artist)
Lisa Sutcliff (curator), Kim Miller (artist), Erin Washington (artist) & Kirsten Stoltmann (artist)
& a reading by author Lise Haller Baggesen from Mothernism
followed by a Q+A with Milwaukee artist Rose DiSalvo