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The final event of Women in the Arts Week is a coffee house style event, which begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. in the Balcony Reception Room of the Montante Cultural Center. Faculty and student lectures, performances and exhibitions on women’s roles in literature, poetry, art, and music will be featured. The event is an open house, so come for as long or as little as you would like. Light refreshments will be served; events will start every half hour. The following is the schedule for the afternoon:

12:30 p.m. – Richard Reitsma, assistant professor of Spanish and Latin American studies will read excerpts of works by Latina authors

1:00 p.m. – Libertaria- digital opera by Sabrina Peña Young, Part 1, Ellen Barnum, facilitator

1:30 p.m. – Libertaia- digital opera by Sabrina Peña Young, Part 2, Ellen Barnum, facilitator

2:00 p.m. – Ellen Barnum, adjunct professor of fine arts/music- presentation on the collaborative works of artist Catherine Parker and composer Roland E Martin.

2:30 p.m. – Janelle Sabin ‘15, soprano, and Jonathan Scarozza, piano
Three Browning Songs by Amy Beach

3:00 p.m. – Rev. Thomas Colgan, S.J.
What women spiritual directors have taught us about the art of doing the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius: How women experience the Spiritual Exercises has expanded their application in ways that are life giving.

3:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m. Devon Bradley, soprano; Melissa Thorburn, piano
Music from The Secret Garden, Lucy Simon, composer; Marsha Norman, lyricist.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, co-director, ArtsCanisius