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Art Exhibit Empowers Women Through Art and Wetland Education
Released: 3/15/2012 9:00:00 AM

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Phone: 337-266-8655

The talents of local women depicting nature through their artwork will be showcased at the fifth annual Women's History Month exhibit. 

"Artists have frequently drawn their inspiration from nature, finding wonder and beauty in subjects ranging from the microscopic to the cosmic," said USGS Director Marcia McNutt. "National Women's History Month provides a fitting occasion to celebrate local women who have used their creativity to transform nature to unique works of art." 

"Empowering Women Through Art and Wetland Education," will encompass a variety of visual media. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wetlands Research Center. 

"This annual event is a great way to honor fantastic artists in Acadiana and the importance of our wetlands," said National Wetlands Research Center Director Phil Turnipseed. "We hope the entire community will visit the center and celebrate National Women’s History Month with us." 

What: A gallery opening reception will be held featuring the artwork of more than 70 regional artists with opportunities to meet the artists and discuss their work.

Topic: Women's History Month Exhibit
"Empowering Women Through Art and Wetland Education"

Where: U.S. Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center
700 Cajundome Blvd
Lafayette, La. 70506

When: Monday, March 19, 2011
5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The showing will also be open to the public March 19 – 23 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call 337-266-8500 or visit the National Wetlands Research Center website

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