Calendar of Events

The following are women related events in the area including ones not sponsored by WWHP.  WWHP sponsored events are indicated by our logo.

Ongoing Events

"Dresses: Fight or Flight" by Alicia Dwyer
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 1/28/2017 - 7/15/2017
ArtsWorcester, 660 Main Street, Worcester, MA - Free
For more information, e-mail info@artsworcester.org.

Mary Cassatt
Wednesday, 2/8/2017 - Sunday, 4/2/2017
Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA - Free with Museum admission
Mary Cassatt's 1901 pastel "Simone in a White Bonnet," on loan from a private collection, will be on view at the Worcester Art Museum as part of a small, focused installation. As this work reveals, the medium of pastel was exceptionally well suited to Cassatt's Impressionist predilections for indistinct outlines and luminous color. Paired with "Reine Lefebvre Holding a Nude Baby"-the Museum's celebrated Cassatt from the same period-this installation highlights the artist's mastery of different mediums, as she shifted between oil painting and pastel toward the end of her career.

Image: Mary Cassatt, American, 1844-1926, "Reine Lefebvre Holding a Nude Baby," 1902, Oil on canvas, Museum purchase, 1909.15

Related Event: Master Series Third Thursday
February 16, 2017

Speaker: Heather Lemonedes, Chief Curator, Cleveland Museum of Art.


For more information, e-mail information@worcesterart.org or call 508-799-4406.

March 2017

14th Annual Women in Print with Worcester Women's History Project
Wednesday, 3/29/2017 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA - Free
Worcester Womens History Project presents its 14th annual WOMEN IN PRINT program with three local authors, Stacy Amaral, Thea Aschkenase, and Sharon Healy-Yang, Ph.D.

Amaral authored Sharing Voices: Getting from There to Here; Aschkenase authored Remembering: A Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Life; and Healy-Yang authored Bait and Switch (A Jessica Minton Mystery Book 1). There will be book signings and refreshments following the program. All are welcome.

Stacy Amaral said, The people represented in Sharing Voices are men and women, very young to very old, black, white, Latino and Asian  all with varying degrees of education, careers and interests. Amaral said the book could be a great tool to teach people not only about their past, but others pasts and experiences. Perhaps, through a bit of understanding, the stories could even bring people closer together.

About Thea Aschkenase: This is the heartfelt account of Thea Aschkenase, who survived the death camps and went on to make loving contributions to her family, her community and her new country. Thea chronicles her happy childhood days in Munich, her teenage years in Italy hiding from the Nazis, her internment at Auschwitz, her voyage to find a home in Israel and her coming to the USA to raise her family, eventually becoming a proud US citizen. Thea Aschkenase is a 2007 graduate of Worcester State University having earned a degree in Urban Studies.

Sharon Healy-Yang, Ph.D. said, Im a huge fan of films and books created during the 1930s-50s, with their blend of sharp wit, humor, and dark suspense. That passion inspired me to write Bait and Switch, a mystery/romance set in 1943. My novel features a sharp, witty, imaginative female lead whos ripe for a little romance, even if it is mixed in with espionage, deception, and murder." Sharon Healy-Yang, Ph.D. is a Professor of English at Worcester State University.

For more information, e-mail info@wwhp.org or call 508-407-8051.

Women Artists: Part 1 by Marylou Hannon of Art Matters
Friday, 3/31/2017 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community: Birches Auditorium, 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester, MA - Free and Open to the Public
Marylou Hannon of Art Matters presents Women Artists, Part I. Women artists, capable of the art of creation as well as the creation of art, have historically proved threatening to the dominant male establishment. There are many examples of how she has flourished and failed, been celebrated or crushed, but in almost every instance, needing to be better than their male competitors to be taken seriously. Join us for a look and a discussion about the women who have defied convention to make art from the Renaissance through the 19th century.

For more information, e-mail amthomas@briarwoodsl.com or call 508-852-9007.

April 2017

Workout Bonanaza
Saturday, 4/1/2017 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Worcester Technical High School, 1 Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA - 20 - 35
Are you ready to feel ENERGIZED? Looking to put a little BOUNCE in your step for the summer ahead? Join the Junior League of Worcester for their TOTALLY TUBULAR Workout Bonanza Fundraiser! There will be 3 workout sessions...choose one or join us for all three. And if you havent guessed, get into the spirit with some 80s themed workout gear...were thinking leg warmers and headbands...like, for sure!

We can't promise a summer beach bod, but we can promise some breakfast snacks, a fun 80's themed gift pack for everyone and an AWESOME good time!

Since 1925, the Junior League of Worcester has continued to grow by improving and enriching the quality of life for women and children. While times have changed, our members still donate their time, energies and financial means to promote positive change and to secure a bright future for our city.
TICKETS: $20 indivdual session, $35 for the works
For more information, e-mail drelynn2000@yahoo.com.

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