From Womens Hands, a celebration of life, art and the power of women
working together. MoreII than 100 female visual artists, authors,
culinary professionals, musicians and film makers will show and sell
their works at the juried exhibition that kicks off Friday, May 6 from
6-10 p.m. at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City.
Last year, a crowd of over 900 turned out for the opening of the third
annual event, and organizers are hoping for a similar outpouring this
time around. Last years event translated into $50,000 worth of art
sales during the show, generating a gift of nearly $15,000 to the
Womens Cancer Fund at Munson Medical Center.
This year, the Womens Cancer fund will receive 20 percent of all art
sales and 100 percent of the proceeds from an art raffle and silent
The Hagerty Center, located at 715 East Front Street (NMCs Maritime
Academy, is the new location for the 2005 show, made possible through a
donation from Grand Traverse Auto and the Sleder Foundation. With
nearly 7,000 square feet of display space, From Womens Hands plans to
offer additional artists works and spectacular views of the bay, as
well as an area in which authors and film makers will be able to
This years exhibit will again include presentations of plant and
floral arrangements. Also present will be a Memory Wall and Memory
Book, in which the community will be encouraged to make notes or leave
stories in celebration of those who have been affected by cancer.
LET THERE BE MUSIC
Opening night will feature music by Dawn Campbell, Robin Lee Berry,
Sharon OMalley, Lynn Hansen and members of the Traverse Symphony
Orchestra. The opening reception will include wine from Shady Lane, a
raffle of donated art works and a silent auction.
On Saturday and Sunday from noon-2 p.m., some of the Norths most
notable female authors and poets will be reading from their work.
Film makers will present their work from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday.
The exhibit and sale run May 6 from 6-10 p.m. Saturday hours are 10
a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
From Womens Hands
Women who will be reading and offering insights into their works
include the following:
Sat. May 7
12 p.m. Ann Bardens-McClellan
12:15 Kathleen Stocking
12:30 Karen Camella
12:45 Marcy Branski
l:00 Loraine Anderson
1:15 Susan Gilbert
1:45 Anne-Marie Oomen
Sun. May 8
12 p.m. Karen Anderson
12:15 Lynne Rae Perkins
12:30 Carolyn Lewis
12:45 Deb Fellows
1:00 Heather Shaw
1:15 Florie Alandt
1:30 Suzette Corbit
1:45 Stephanie Mills