2004, Vol. 12, No. 2 (requires Adobe
- Strategic Actions: Women, Power, and Gender
Norms: An Interview with Holly McCammon and Cecelia Tichi
- 2004/2005 Warren Center Fellows Strategic
Actions: Women, Power, and Gender Norms
- Don Quixote: An Anniversary Celebration
- 2004/2005 Warren Center Seminars
- Joe Klein to Present Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture
- Artist Ana Flores to Install Exhibit at Monroe
Carell Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt
- We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
Eastern Regional Summer Institute for Teachers
- Rethinking Inequalities and Differences in
- 2004 Summer Graduate Student Fellows
Artist Ana Flores to Install Exhibit
at Monroe Carell Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt
In conjunction with the Warren Centers 2002/2003 Fellows
Program theme Medicine, Health, and Society, artist Ana
Flores visited campus to begin preparations for a permanent exhibit
to be installed at Vanderbilts Monroe Carell Childrens Hospital.
Ana Flores is a sculptor, environmentalist, and community arts advocate
who lives in southern Rhode Island and Nova Scotia, Canada. Her work
is shown internationally and is in private, corporate, and institutional
collections throughout the United States. For twenty years she has been
an artist-in-residence in schools, universities, and public institutions.
The project at Vanderbilt is cosponsored by the Medical Centers
Program in Cultural Enrichment and the Warren Center.
Floress piece for Vanderbilt is a collaborative project involving
participants in the Medical Centers GirlForce Program. GirlForce
is a health-risk prevention program for adolescent and pre-adolescent
girls. It targets the leading causes of chronic disease and premature
preventable death in women by promoting exercise, healthy eating habits,
smoking abstinence, and positive body image. The program with visiting
artist Flores was entitled Athena: Strength and Beauty
and allowed the participants to explore girls concepts of beauty,
strength, body image, and nature.
On Saturday, March 20th, a group of twenty-five girls, ages nine through
thirteen, gathered at Centennial Park from 8:15 a.m. until noon. The
morning included an introduction to the Parthenon and the statue of
Athena by Classical Studies Professor Barbara Tsakirgis. Susan McDonald,
director of GirlForce, led the participants in a sword dance in front
of Athena, and talked to the girls about the importance of physical
exercise and nutrition. The program also included a discussion led
by Ana Flores on the history of goddesses.
The girls then spent the remaining two hours creating goddess
boxes which are meant to be symbolic metaphors for each participant
of their own goddess qualities and strengths. Participants also made
two small personal meditation bundles that represent their dreams
and hopes. One bundle from each participant will be a part of the
final work of art that Flores is designing and plans to install at
the Childrens Hospital in the spring of 2005.
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