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Guerrilla Girls Come to OWU for Women's Week Performance

March 3, 2000

[ Guerrilla Girls Publicity Photo ]DELAWARE, OHIO -- On Monday, March 6, the Guerrilla Girls, a group of women artists from New York City who promote women and minorities in the art world, will visit Ohio Wesleyan University. The performance is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Gray Chapel.

The Guerrilla Girls are anonymous to the world. During their presentations, they wear Guerrilla masks so that the focus is on their message and not their identities. The women actively target museums, galleries, and other art venues that do not display or misrepresent women's art. Their familiar posters are tacked onto New York street corners exploiting art venues that only exhibit art by white males.

While at Ohio Wesleyan, the Guerrilla Girls will be speaking about their mission and their travels. Their visit is part of Women's Week, a week-long group of events arranged by the Women's House. The Women's House is a small living unit on campus that works to promote women's issues.

Women's Week 2000 began on Wednesday, March 1 and continues through Wednesday, March 8. Other events sponsored by Women's Week are a presentation by Ohio Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, scheduled for Monday, March 6 at 3:30 p.m. and folk singer Anne E. DeChant on Saturday, March 4 at 9 p.m.

For more information regarding the Women's Week events, contact Yvonne Vargas at 740-368-2298.