Emory Report
February 27, 2006
Volume 58, Number 21


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February 27 , 2006
March 2006 to focus on women in the arts

BY robyn mohr

Emory’s Center for Women will sponsor a host of events over the next four weeks as part of the University’s annual observation of Women’s History Month.

The events for this year’s celebration, which begin March 1, revolve around the theme of “A Celebration of Women in the Arts” and include speakers, plays, movie screenings and dance recitals.

The celebration includes a presentation by Loretta Ross, who is scheduled to speak at the Women’s Studies Colloquium at 4 p.m. Her address will be followed by a photography exhibit, “Looking at Women,” which will feature the works of Emory photographers Ann Borden, Kay Hinton and Jon Rou.

“I’m honored to be a part of it,” Rou said. “I have a career in photography, thanks to the women of University Photo. They have inspired and shaped my professional life.”

Organizers at the women’s center said they are excited to bring Margaret Edson, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Wit, to campus. She is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during “Random Senseless Acts,” on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Cannon Chapel. Edson’s play, which premiered in 1995 at California’s South Coast Repertory Company and has had several successful off-Broadway productions since then, will be staged on March 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Harland Cinema. The staged reading will feature Marilynne McKay, an actress and retired Emory physician and professor.

Other highlights include:
• “Cuatro Canciones Andinas” (Four Andrean Songs), a lecture/recital by Gabriela Lena Frank from texts by Jose Maria Arguedas. It is scheduled to be held in Tharp Rehearsal Hall at the Schwartz Performing Arts Center at noon on March 2. Bonnie Pomfret, soprano, and Laura Gordy, piano, will perform the poetry and songs by Frank on their CD, De Toda La Enternidad, Songs of American Women.

• Brenda Bynum, the Heilbrum Distinguished Emeritus Research Fellow, will host the “Mary Hutchinson Observed: From Bloomsbury to Beckett” lecture on March 23. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Emory Libraries and will be held at 6 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. A reception will follow.

To learn more about Women’s History Month or to view a full calendar of events please visit the Center for Women’s website at www.womenscenter.emory.edu.

Click here to see photos from the exhibit.