The event was held Nov. 15, 2013, in the Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater.
The 26th annual event featured a musical performance, dancers, aerial artists, a soloist and an artist painting in front of the audience. Special guests included jazz musician Allana Southerland and The Fusion Band, local artist Grace Bio, soloist Lindy Whitfield (a UNF senior), step dancing by Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Bollywood by the Osprey South Asian Association and the aerial and pole performers from Bittersweet Studios. The event culminated with a super sweet dessert reception. Click here for the media release.
The annual Celebration of Women in the Arts showcases women’s talents and contributions to the arts. The Women’s Center has sponsored this program for more than 26 years. Celebration of Women in the Arts is the first program to be hosted by the UNF Women’s Center. The foundation for Celebration of Women in the Arts was laid in 1987 and has significantly grown since then.
Past year’s celebrations range from poetry readings to film reviews and discussion. The 1990 Celebration of Women in the Arts program showcased various art forms including poetry readings, dance, musical performances and visual arts. Dance Bridge performed the musical “Cinderella a Tale of Survival" in 1995. It was written by feminist, composer and poet, Ferron and directed by Krissy Keefer. In 2010, ZapStar, featuring Rebecca Zapen, treated the audience to a musical performance. The 2011 Celebration of Women in the Arts featured musical performances and vocalists by the UNF Jazz Combo, Azschrielle Jackson and Wink "n" a Smile. "Rena J Experience" and "Hard to Handle All Girl Band" performed in the Nov. 16, 2012, Celebration of Women in the Arts.
Past celebrations have included poetry readings, musical offerings, photographic exhibitions, dance performances, theatrical performances, visual arts, wearable art, book signings, film festivals and workshops.
Allana Southerland & The Fusion Band
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Osprey South Asian Association
Releve Dance, Bittersweet Studios
UNF Jazz Combo
Wink "n" a Smile
Louise Freshman Brown
UNF Modern Jazz Classes
Women Rock the Road
Women’s Chamber Group, Camerata pro Feminita
The Moving Company of Facinatin’ Rhythm
Charlotte Mabrey and Lee Fagan
Heartworks Gallery Artists
Jacksonville Coalition of Visual Arts
Marimba – “Memories of the Seashore”
“Song of the Elders”
The Women of the Calabash
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
“Cinderella a Tale of Survival”
Celebration of Women in the Arts is during fall semester and is open to the public.
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