Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Savannah Women of Vision dedication ceremony

How do you celebrate Georgia Day in Savannah, the first city in the last of the 13 original colonies? By commemorating some of its most distinguished women from history and modernity, of course! The Savannah Women of Vision dedication ceremony at Arnold Hall is open to the public.
When SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace noticed the lack of women in the 1930s’ Works Progress Administration mural in Arnold Hall’s theater, she decided it was time to elevate the traditionally underrepresented demographic. The Savannah Women of Vision portrait installation celebrates the remarkable ideas, insightful leadership and distinguished service of 10 women who have profoundly sculpted the city of Savannah and beyond.
Carved cameos paying tribute to each of the following honorees will permanently line the walls in Arnold Hall’s theater:
  • Mary Musgrove Matthews Bosomworth
  • Abigail Minis
  • Mother Mathilda Beasley
  • Juliette Gordon Low
  • Flannery O’Connor
  • Nancy N. Lewis
  • Emma Morel Adler
  • Frances Wong
  • Alice Andrews Jepson
  • Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears
    The larger-than-life portraits honoring these women were created by none other than SCAD alumnus Michael Porten (B.F.A., illustration; M.F.A., painting). But Porten isn’t the only alum taking part in this historic event; the following alumnae will speak during the ceremony:
  • Susan Laney (B.F.A., photography)
  • Meredith Sutton (B.F.A., metals and jewelry)
  • Clare Ward (B.F.A., performing arts)
  • Nontra Yantaprasert (B.F.A., fashion)
  • Zoe Leung (B.F.A., historic preservation)
  • Osayi Endolyn (M.F.A., writing)
  • Ayeola Johnson (M.A., arts administration)
  • Felicia Bell (M.A., historic preservation)
  • Capucine Gros (B.F.A., painting)
  • Amy Lind (B.F.A., illustration)
  • Elva Jiang (B.F.A., fashion, fashion marketing and management)
    SCAD invites the public to join the celebration at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 at Arnold Hall, located at 1810 Bull St.

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