Wellesley Screening a Wonderful Success!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the wonderful screening put on by supporters of the film, The Wellesley Center for Research on Women, last Saturday, October 4th. There was a very intergenerational crowd of Wellesley alumnae, as well as their partners, friends, and a whole crew of women artists eager to see themselves reflected on the big screen.

The discussion afterwards (helped along by great wine and dessert) was riveting. Those who had a chance to see the film were inspired to talk about work/family balance, the dearth of mentors for young women artists, the necessity to do work that is deeply fulfilling, not just a paycheck and on and on and on…

One of the great young artists there was Kristina Bell DiTullo. You can see her work here. She and her designer husband talked a lot about their firm committment to making sure that they both get to follow their artistic dreams and still pay the rent. We wish them more than luck.

Another wonderful artist who came out with a teacher friend was Laura Morrison, a mixed-media artist from New Hampshire. You can see her work here. Laura talked about the brave decision she made to go from being a graphic artist–which is far more supported by society in general–to doing sculpture and painting. She loves bringing her daughter into the studio with her, although she laments that sometimes she can’t truly have a “room of one’s own.” We wish her space and quiet and absolute inspiration.

Thanks to everyone at Wellesley who made the evening so memorable!

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One Response to “Wellesley Screening a Wonderful Success!”

  1. I want to add that it was very inspiring to sit in the back of the theater and see how engaged our audience was in the story unfolding on the screen. Lots of laughs, too–in all right places.

    I had many wonderful talks with people who are committed to living a life with creativity and passion at its heart.

    So, thanks for coming out, thanks for sharing your stories!

    Pamela TAnner Boll

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