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A Gathering of Women: "Gems for My Pouch"

March 2, 2013 - 9:00am-4:00pm

A Gathering of Women: "Gems for My Pouch"

A collection of stories that inspire, motivate, and change lives

Produced & Written by Julianna Sarr,

Guest Director, Artisia Greene

9 to 4 p.m. (Free)

Gems for My Pouch is an interactive performance highlighting real women's lives across the world. The workshop, written exclusively for The Gathering of Women, features local women in our area as well as those who hail from all over the US and the world.  Formerly The Gathering of Women was held at the historic Newsome House, in Newport News, Virginia, bringing women together to celebrate their inherent gifts.

The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center continues this annual legacy, celebrating women's cultural & spiritual treasures.  This year, on March 2, 2013, an interactive performance workshop, titled "Gems for My Pouch" is the event of this legacy.  Written by Julianna Sarr, with Guest Director, Artisia Green, of the College of William and Mary, this experimental interactive workshop is cross generational, and cross cultural; it is meant to inspire communication of cultural values through creative expression and women's anecdotes for happiness and health.  These are the little gems; tidbits we carry in our pouches. The workshop's final production culminates in the making of a mini memoir, short film, and personal treasure pouch. 

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