Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Women: March Is Your Month

Posted By on Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 1:13 PM

From a Ward 6 press release:

Vice Mayor Nina Trasoff, in partnership with the Tucson/Pima Women's Commission and Kore Press, invites you to the opening reception for a unique art show and poetry display in honor of Women's History month.

Who: The Tucson Women’s Commission and Kore Press

What: Art Show and Poetry Broadside Display

Where: Ward VI office, 3202 E 1st Street, Tucson

When: Thursday, March 6th, 2008 from 5:30 -7:30 pm

Tucson Women's Commission: The history of women and art is quintessential women's history. It is the story of amazing women’s accomplishments acclaimed at the time but written out of history. Join us in ensuring that their accomplishments are never forgotten. To honor the originality, beauty, imagination, and multiple dimensions of women’s lives, the Tucson Women's Commission has chosen Women’s Art: Women's Vision as the 2008 theme for National Women's History Month.

This year's theme provides a special opportunity to discover and celebrate women's visual arts in a variety of forms and mediums that help expand our perceptions of ourselves and each other.

Kore Press: As part of its 15th anniversary celebration, Kore Press, Tucson's own independent publisher of literature by women writers, has created an exhibit of poetry broadsides in celebration of Women's History Month. A broadside is an ancient form of communication, originally used to make public proclamations and political announcements. Over the centuries, publishers of poetry have carried on this tradition. In celebration of women's history month, Kore Press — one of only six women's presses in the United States — will display dozens of broadsides by nationally renowned poets and local luminaries.

Contact: Alex Hingle or Monique Martin at 791-4601

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