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February 2, 2011

Women’s Wisdom Art at Crocker, By Helen Plenert

December 26th, 2011 Women's Wisdom Art celebrated their work at Crocker Museum of Art. The excitement had been building for months. We had 3 main group projects that allowed even the most timid woman to participate. We asked the women to bring in their best 5 pieces for us to decide what pieces would be submitted. The teachers and I sorted through and were looking for art work that would best show off the variety that makes Women’s Wisdom so special. 40 pieces of art were delivered to Crocker - 4 large group projects plus 36 individual pieces of art equals 60 participating artists from Wisdom.

On the day of the reception the women began to arrive. A concerned Crocker staff member pulled me asside to tell me that a few of my women were in tears. It turns out they were so overwhelmed by the beauty of how their work was presented that they became very emotional.

In Women’s Wisdom Art we strive to help women find the change within themselves using art as their vehicle. At the end of the reception I spoke to the Education Director, Emma Moore, of the Crocker. She made the comment that “none of these women will be the same after this; this experience will change their lives.”

We are planning a second reception for Sunday, February 20. This is a free day at Crocker so please join us along with your friends and families. The show runs though February 28th.

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