The W, Columbus host Women in the Arts showcase

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Mississippi University for Women and the Columbus Arts
Council will host the National Museum of Women in the Arts – Mississippi
State Committee (NMWA-MSC) March 4 and 5 on The W campus in Columbus.

The event will kick off with a reception at the Rosenzweig Arts Center
Monday night.

The annual conference will include an art exhibit in the Eugenia Summer
Gallery at 10 a.m., a musical recital in the Kossen Auditorium of the
historic Poindexter Hall at 1:30 p.m. and dessert by the renowned MUW
Culinary Arts Institute following the recital.

Tickets are $35 and the deadline to register for the event is March 1st. For
more information or to register for the event, email Lillian Wade at
mlhwade@cableone.net mlhwade@cableone.net> .

The Mississippi State Committee raises the museum¹s profile and does
grassroots advocacy on behalf of women artists in the region. They plan
local programs that highlight NMWA¹s mission, exhibitions, collection, and
activities. Committee members work with NMWA staff to increase membership;
donate works of art; and fund exhibitions, education programs, and object
conservation.

The MSC recognizes the outstanding achievements of women art students at the
universities in the state. Ariel Shuffield, an art student at The W,
received one of three scholarships awarded by the MSC this academic year.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is located at 1250 New York Avenue,
NW, Washington, D.C., in a landmark building near the White House. For more
information about NMWA, call (202) 783-5000 or visit www.nmwa.org
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For information about joining the MSC, contact Nancy Guice at 2340 North 7th
Avenue, Laurel, MS, 39440.