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A Women’s Event

Exploring the Arts, Nature and Wellness by Amy Blades Steward Do you need a weekend away to explore, relax and reset? Women will have the opportunity to escape their hectic daily lives and join likeminded women to enhance their knowledge of the arts, nature and wellness at A Women’s Event on October 5-7 in historic Easton. This weekend getaway explores topics of interest to women today, offering them the opportunity to be creative and gain new insights, have fun with friends, and relax in a picturesque setting. Participants plan a getaway with family members or friends or just come alone to discover new-found passions and talents through more than 30 options for classes, workshops, tours and speakers on three energizing tracks. Topics range from painting and poetry to yoga and bird watching to slowing the aging process and improving balance in your life. Women will have the opportunity to delve into arts through a studio visit with master colorist Louis Escobedo, pottery painting at Clay Bakers, a pastel studio workshop with professional artist Katie Cassidy, oil painting with

master painter Matthew Hillier. For those with a yen for literature, two-time Pulitzer nominee and 2010 Maryland Author Awardwinning poet Sue Ellen Thompson will reintroduce participants to contemporary American women poets, and a writers’ workshop will be held with award-winning internationally published author Kathryn Kimball Johnson. Other attractions include a tour of a 17th century Quaker Meetinghouse, a workshop with photographer and digital printmaker George Holzer, a photojournalism workshop with acclaimed Time Magazine photojournalist Sahm Doherty-Sefton, and a glass fusion class with Clay and Glass by the Bay. Participants can explore nature on an early morning bird walk through Easton with expert birder Les Roslund from the Talbot Bird Club. An internationally acclaimed landscape architect, Barbara Paca will explore green living by presenting the evolution of the green roof as well as samples of suitable plants, while also examining extraordinary women gardeners on 51

September 2012 Tidewater Times  

September 2012 Tidewater Times

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