College sets events in celebration of women Film, music, photography are focus of activities to be held through March

March 05, 1998|By Mary Johnson | Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

The Women's Institute at Anne Arundel Community College is celebrating Women's History Month with films, concerts, a poetry reading and a photo exhibit with an emphasis on women.

The celebration starts at 12: 30 p.m. today with the screening of "Paving the Way," a documentary film about four women who triumph in a male-dominated world, in Room 112 of the Humanities Building. The film will be screened there again at 3: 30 p.m. and at 7: 30 p.m. and 8: 30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Florestano Building.

Virginia Brown, an award-winning Baltimore photographer, will discuss an exhibition of her work at a reception in the gallery of Pascal Center for Performing Arts at 6: 30 p.m. Monday.

Her exhibit, "Reflections on Living and Dying: Photographs by Virginia Brown," is to hang in the Pascal Center gallery through the end of the month.

In her pictures, Brown reveals the sweet vulnerability of shy little girls, the lonely isolation of AIDS patients and the gentle stamina of caregivers ministering to their dying mother. Each portrait is invested with dignity and life-affirming courage as Brown depicts the human condition.

Television veteran, teacher and poet Jessica Care Moore will read from her work at a coffeehouse at 6: 30 p.m. Monday in Room 219 of the Cade Building.

Moore's poetry includes "My Caged Bird Don't Sing and Every Black Bird Ain't A Piece of Fried Chicken," and "Black Statue of Liberty." Her readings move from stern to passionate to playful, often with a hip-hop beat.

"Guerrilla Theater: Commedia del Femina," with skits on dating hazards, will be presented at 12: 15 p.m. Wednesday and at 12: 45 p.m. March 12 in the cafeteria.

"Dreamworlds 2: Desire, Sex and Power in Music Videos," a film that was banned from MTV, will be screened at 12: 30 p.m. in Room 112 of the Humanities Building.

The institute offers "Celebration of Women's Creativity: Song, Poetry and Dance" at 7: 30 p.m. March 19, also in Room 112 of the Humanities Building.

Lynda Fitzgerald, head of the community college dance program, will perform with students from her dance company; poet Barbara Lefcowitz and music teacher, and singer April Greenan will perform and discuss the creative process. Greenan will sing an aria by Jules Massenet and examine how Clara Schumann and Gustav Mahler dealt with the poem "Liebst du um Schoenheit," by F. Rueckert.

The celebration will end March 31 with student actors and legal experts exploring "Is It Sexual Harassment?" at 12: 30 p.m. in the Student Services Center.

All events are free and open to the public. For information, call 410-541-2808.

Pub Date: 3/05/98

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