International Women's Day Celebration to feature Los Angeles Photographer, Artists and Poets

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The Southern California Chapter International Women's Day Celebration to feature Los Angeles Photographer, Artists and Poets of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women will feature Celeste Thorson, Los Angeles photographer, Linnea Lenkus and other artists.

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I offer a distinctive viewpoint as a women photographer addressing my photographic subjects not simply as ‘things’ but admiring the curves and lines of a woman’s form in classic artistic style.

The International Women’s Day Celebration will be held by the Southern California Chapter of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women on Sunday, March 8th, 2016 from 11am to 4:30. The event will be hosted by arts advocate Polina Hryn with many artists and poets presenting their work with discussions about issues impacting women and girls. The special guest will be actress, writer, producer and director Celeste Thorson.

A short film, "Maestra", by Catherine Murphy, will be shown and discussed. Other presenters will be poets Sandy Giedeman and Ruth Bavetta, activist Sherryan Lima, artist Ulla Barr, artist Karen Kyster and Los Angeles portrait photographer and Linus Art Gallery curator, Linnea Lenkus and several others.

Lenkus will take present her boudoir photography and will speak about challenging society’s view of the female form, sexuality vs. beauty, and the progress that society needs to make to overcome suppression of women.

“Our society, including young women themselves, tends to view the female body as an object for men. This individual suppression leads to some conflicting ideas of empowerment for women.” Her idea of feminine beauty is different. “I offer a distinctive viewpoint as a women photographer addressing my photographic subjects not simply as ‘things’ but admiring the curves and lines of a woman’s form in classic artistic style.” She will also challenge that seeing women as sexual objects instead of beautiful, revered beings perpetuates the idea that women are fantasy objects.

The United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, in 2010 to impact the conditions of women all over the world. “Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but its achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurring productivity and growth. Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society.”

The Southern California Chapter International Women’s Day Celebration takes place in Clubhouse 6, 24061 Algarrobo, Laguna Woods. The cost is $39, $29 for senior citizens and $19 for students. Lunch will be served and a silent auction of artwork from the many artists from fine art photography, to sculptures, to jewelry will be offered. To RSVP call CeCe Sloan (949) 683-1278 or email cecesloa(at)gmail(dot)com

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