JANUARY 10. 1986/MONTROSE VOICE 9
Women's Center Plans Festival
Women & Peace is the theme of the
Houston Area Women's Center arts and
From a Press Release
The Houston Area Women's Center and
the Lawndale Arts and Performance Center will co-sponsor a month-long arts and
music festival called "Women and Peace"
between Jan. 11 and Feb. _.
Included in the calendar of events are
art exhibits, a symposium, literature readings, a film and video exposition, theatrical performances and live music by local
and nationally recognized artists, musicians and performers.
The Jan. 26 Music Festival stars Queen
Jda and the Bon Temps Zydeco Band, a
Cajun music group based in San Francisco. Also scheduled to appear are Houston singer Cy Brinson and Norma
Zen ten o, a Monterrey, Mexico rock and
roll and jazz musician. Money raised by
the music festival will be used to benefit
the Supportive Outreach Services (SOS)
program of the Houston Area Women's
Center, which helps victims of domestic
violence on an outclient basis.
Among the art exhibits scheduled for
the month is one devoted to the concept of
peace and involves hundreds of birds
created by Houston artists, children, and
other interested members of the community. A peace fence composed of the birds
will be displayed along Allen Parkway at
Waugh Drive and at the Lawndale Center
at 5600 Hillman St.
Works by visual artists Nancy Spero,
Sue Coe, Martha Beth Edelson and
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Christy Rupp will be on exhibit at Lawndale beginning Jan. 11. The show's theme
is that of domestic peace and freedom, and
is entitled "Women: War and Peace—A
Cultural Approach to Freedom."
Houston artists Lisa Schoyer will create
a sculpture utilizing lights, a visual high
tech display which was commissioned by
Lawndale. The sculpture installation
involves eight-foot-long tubes which hang
vertically in a dark space and lends a
sense of tranquility to the observer.
A short play by William Gibson, called
Handy-Dandy will be presented Jan. 17
and 18. The two-person show, features a
nun and a judge discussing the issue of
A day-long symposium, "Women: Power
for Peace," has been scheduled for Jan. 18.
Three panel discussions are planned. The
first one, entitled "The State of Women in
Contemporary Society" will be moderated
by state Rep. Debra Danburg.
The afternoon session "Peace Work"
features speeches by Betty Flanagan
Bumpers, the 1985 Woman of Conscience
Award winner; Margaret Brenman-
Gibson and the Dromenon Women, a
group of five marriage and family therapists.
Also planned is a film and video night
(Jan. 24) and three evenings of readings
and performances of fiction by women
(Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2).
The writer and performer Jo Harvey
Allen will perform her comedy, dramaand
poetry revue called "As It is In Texas," on
For further information, contact Helen
Bernstein at the Houston Area Women's
Center at 528-6798 or Mary Evelyn Sorrel
at the Lawndale Art and Performance
Center at 921-4155.
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