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URI Feinstein Providence Campus features Women's History Month exhibit

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- February 25, 2005 -- In celebration of Women's History Month, the University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus gallery will present a mixed media exhibit of original works by indigenous women of the Americas.

Free and open to the public, the exhibit runs March 1 through March 31, 2005. A Gallery Night reception will be held on Thursday, March 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring a performance at 7:30 p.m. of "Indigenous Women's Voices" in music, dance and word. The Providence Campus gallery is located at 80 Washington St. and is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed Sunday and holidays.

The "Indigenous Women" exhibit features painting, drawing and sculpture, jewelry, handcrafts, regalia, textiles, clothing, and a variety of articles by indigenous women to honor the contributions women make in fine art, sacred, and even practical objects for home and community.

The exhibit will include works by: Carol Bliss, Mona Eagle Caring Heart DiLucchio, Cindy Taylor Meeks, Basma Samira, Katarina Schroeder and Mercedes Torres of Providence, Michelle Windsong Brooks of Johnston, Toni Gooday Ervin, Brenda Hill and Dawn Spears of Richmond, Patricia Baptista Reese of Riverside, Shanna Dancing Waters Welds of Johnston, Debra Moorehead of Hope Valley, Carla Goncalves and Venus Irving Prescott of Pawtucket, Sidney Tillet of E. Providence. Exhibitors from out-of-state include: Julia Vera of Worcester, Mass., Mary Eagle Caring Heart Williams of Fall River, Mass., Gail Hendricks Hill and Emma Brennan of Mashpee, Mass., Sheila Hoyt and Dee Ko of Boston, Rosanne Red Bear Dream Menard and Donna Words on the Wind Mitchell of E. Freetown, Mass., Penney Gamble Williams of Hyattsville, Md., and Nadejda Raza Robinson of New Hampshire.

For more information about the exhibit or performance, call the URI Feinstein Providence Campus Arts and Culture Director Steven Pennell at 277-5206.