The Josephy Center is excited to bring back our annual Women’s Art exhibit opening Saturday, March 2 at 7pm. This year will be our fifth! Everyone is welcome to help us celebrate these amazing women artists and Women’s History Month. Appetizers will be provided by Vanilla Stag and we will have a no-host bar. The exhibit is set to run until April 18 so there will be ample time to stop by before it’s over. Support for the show comes from Wallowa County Soroptimist, Oregon Arts Commission, and the Pacific Power Foundation.
This year’s exhibit has a wide range of talent. Many upcoming artists like Olivia Starks and Kolle Kahle Riggs. There are also some very experienced artists like leslie LeViner and Nancy Clarke. All artists will participate in the exhibit with a total of 36 artists and 57 pieces. Artist Dawn Norman is our curator this year. “This was my first time curating an open call exhibition for the Josephy Center. I was happy to see so many great entries from our Wallowa Valley women!”. Dawn teaches youth art classes on Friday at 10 a.m. for ages 5-7 and a drawing and painting class for teens and adults from 12:30-2 p.m. During the exhibit, she will be teaching a Wine and Painting class – with watercolors on March 9th at 4 p.m. Register for the class on our website or contact Mellica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year is a special year to celebrate women – it marks the 100th year that women were legally authorized the right to vote in 1919. On March 12 Wallowa County Commissioner – and former Enterprise Mayor – Susan Roberts will talk about her career in local politics at a noon Brown Bag event at the Josephy Center. On March 26 the Brown Bag will honor outstanding women in County affairs, beginning with Wilma Haller, an early Soroptimist who developed the Thrift Shop. And on April 9 several senior women agriculture and natural resource students from the OSU program at Eastern Oregon University will talk about the future for women in their fields.
Join in classes with local and regional artists Dawn Norman, Whitney Freya, and who will be leading Painting Meditation classes on the 13th of March and the 24th of April.