Art Center East celebrates with music and movie

the goddess project

LA GRANDE — An upcoming concert and movie will help Art Center East ring in National Women’s History Month March 11.

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Singer-songwriter Madeleine Grace has been described as creating “soulful, contemporary folk songs,” as she switches between ukulele and guitar.

“Madeleine Grace might be described as a traveling troubadour,” the press release for the event stated.

The singer has performed from coast to coast, with a show in Boulder, Colorado, shortly after her La Grande concert. For more information about the musician, go to www.madeleinegracemusic.com.

The same night as the concert, ACE will present a screening of “The Goddess Project,” a documentary about women who are pursuing their dreams.  Created by Sara Landas and Holli Rae, “The Goddess Project” is the result of more than 100 interviews with women from different backgrounds.

“‘The Goddess Project’ gives an intimate look into the collective experience that women in the United States face today,” according to the press release.

Following the movie, ACE will facilitate a discussion on the continued relevance of  Women’s History Month.

A preview of the film and additional information can be viewed at www.thegoddess
project.com.

The event will start at 6:30 p.m. March 11. Light refreshments and a no-host bar will be available.

The cost is $10 for general admission and $5 for Eastern Oregon University students. To buy your tickets, visit the art center’s website or stop by 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

The event is suitable for ages 16 and older.

ACE will continue to celebrate Women’s History Month by holding an art class series every week. For more information or to register for the Women’s Empowerment class series, visit www.artcentereast.org.

“In the arts, the role and centrality of women artists, musicians, writers, and those in other creative fields has often been overshadowed by the prominence given to male creators in the presentation of art history,” the press release stated.

ACE aims to draw attention to female musicians, artists and “other creatives,” the release stated. In doing so, ACE hopes to share women’s perceptions of the world and acknowledge the importance and power of their works.

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