The ninth annual Women of Appalachia Project’s Women Speak Gala is about for this Saturday in Ohio University’s Baker Center Theatre.
This wonderful artwork exhibition and juried presentation of poetry, story and music will showcase women artists from all through eight Appalachian states, and that includes particular visitor musicians Carow, Kraus, Martin and Pahl.
Honey for the Heart and Passion Works Puppeteers additionally will carry out all through the night on this event held by the Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP) and the OU Multicultural Center and Women’s Center. It begins at 6 p.m.
Donations for Women in Recovery Housing, a southeast Ohio outfit that works to present “a safe and supportive home environment for women who have the earnest desire and willingness to become accountable for their future, without dependence on drugs and alcohol,” shall be collected all through the night in Baker Theater, as properly on the Multicultural Center Art Gallery, a information launch said.
The gallery – the place the WOAP effective artwork exhibition is presently on show – is situated immediately throughout from the theater. A reception will comply with instantly after the event. Refreshments might be served.
Another spotlight of the night, in accordance to the information launch, would be the presentation of the 2018 WOAP Appalachian Advocate Award, which is introduced yearly to an impressive Appalachian lady who has devoted herself to enhancing the wellbeing of Appalachian tradition, Appalachian women’s health, Appalachian households or Appalachian land issues.
This yr’s recipient is writer and archivist Phyllis Wilson Moore. A Greene County, Pennsylvania, native, Wilson Moore’s connection to Appalachia runs deep, the discharge stated. She has spent the previous 40 years researching, disseminating and celebrating the multi-cultural literary historical past of Appalachia, particularly, her adopted residence, West Virginia. According to the discharge, “she has passionately sustained an effort to rectify the image people outside of Appalachia have of the region, to refute the stereotype of the PIWASH, her invented acronym for ‘poor, illiterate, white, anglo-shoeless, hillbillies,’ an image still too prevalent among those who know little about Appalachia.”
The mission of WOAP is to showcase the best way by which feminine artists reply to the Appalachian area as a supply of inspiration, bringing collectively women from numerous backgrounds, ages and experiences to embrace the stereotype – to present the entire lady; past the superficial elements that folks use to decide her, the discharge stated.
The presentation and nice artwork occasions are free to the general public, although donations in help of Women in Health Recovery Housing can be accepted. During the reception after the efficiency within the Multicultural Center Art Gallery, WOAP artists can be obtainable for remark and dialogue.