Event celebrates women

Celebrate women and spring during the fourth annual "Athena in Velvet: A Spring Celebration of Women and Creativity" tonight at Southern Oregon University in Ashland.

The evening, a blend of art and music, begins at 8 p.m. at the Britt Ballroom at SOU, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Featured will be poetry, belly dancing and rock music by The Ovulators of Eugene. Artwork by local women will be up for bid at a silent auction, and performance artists will transform themselves into human statues inspired by the goddess Athena and the arrival of spring.

Proceeds from the event, organized by SOU’s Women’s Resource Center, will benefit Vivacious Voices: Empowerment through Education and Expression, a program of the Women’s Resource Center.

Details: 552-6216.

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