Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Hosts Exceptional Empowered Women Exhibit

Arts and Entertainment

October 21, 2015

From: Creative 360

Midland, MI---The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library mezzanine will have on display the talents of ten local artists October 20 to October 30 in recognition of Cultural Awareness month. The exhibition titled, "Exceptional Empowered Women" includes approximately five pieces each from artists Denise Ardis, Louis Chen, Dianna Cole, Lenore Crawford, Katherine Jones, Zi Moreira, Priscilla Olsen, Johanna Paas, Marilyn Soules and Kathleen Sullivan.
 
Creative 360's Program Director and art curator, Colleen Reed, organized the exhibition on behalf of the Midland Area Community Foundation's Cultural Awareness Committee. "I am delighted these women agreed to participate," said Reed. "Each is an exceptional and important artist. I can't wait to see all their works in one place."
 
There will be no opening reception, but the public is invited to visit the exhibition during regular library hours October 20 to October 30. Some of the art will be available for purchase with 100% of sale proceeds going to the artists.
 
The Cultural Awareness Committee, Creative 360 and the Grace A Dow Library are also collaborating to deliver "A Conversation with Katherine Heiny" on Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. Heiny is from Midland and is the author of the book, Single, Carefree, Mellow, a collection of short stories around women taking control of their personal affairs.  She will share her thoughts on empowered women. Creative 360's Executive Director, Carol Rumba, will facilitate. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis.
 
Both the exhibition and the program are free of charge.