Pursue Your Interests or Chart a New Direction at A Women’s Event This Fall

Women will have the opportunity to join like-minded women to pursue their interests or chart a new direction at A Women’s Event on October 5-7, 2012 in historic Easton, MD. This weekend getaway explores the fields of the arts, nature, and wellness – offering women the opportunity to be creative and gain new insights, have fun with friends, and relax in a picturesque setting away from hectic daily life. Weekend participants will discover new found passions and talents through more than 30 options for classes, workshops, tours and speakers in three energizing tracks. Topics range from painting and poetry to yoga and bird watching to slowing aging and improving balance in their lives.

Women will have the opportunity to delve into arts through a studio visit with master colorist Louis Escobedo, pottery painting at Clay Bakers, a pastel studio workshop with professional artist Katie Cassidy, oil painting with master painter Matthew Hillier, a poetry workshop with two-time Pulitzer nominee and 2010 Maryland Author Award-winning poet Sue Ellen Thompson, a writers’ workshop with award-winning internationally published author Kathryn Kimball Johnson, a tour of a 17th century Quaker Meetinghouse, a workshop with photographer and digital printmaker George Holzer, a photojournalism workshop with acclaimed “Time Magazine” photojournalist Sahm Doherty-Sefton, and a glass fusion class with Clay and Glass by the Bay.

Participants can explore nature on a bird walk through Easton with expert birder Les Roslund from the Talbot Bird Club, through lectures by internationally acclaimed landscape architect Barbara Paca on extraordinary women gardeners and cutting-edge technology and plants for green roofs, through information about best practices with solar and geo-thermal systems by Ryk Lesser of Green Energy Design, from a floral design demonstration with floral designer Wen-Fei Uva, during a photography workshop with nature photographer Donna Tolbert-Anderson, and from a presentation by Andrew Saul and Steve Rogers, from Genovation Cars, about the newest electric cars.

The weekend offers a focus on wellness through a yoga class with Deborah Pulzone, hands-on Pilates and Reiki classes with Lorri Wilson-Clark and Bertha Bryan, and complimentary pro golf lessons and a discounted round of golf at the Easton Club. Participants will learn to lower health risks with internist and rheumatologist Molly Burgoyne, MD, create balance in life through certified life coach Dr. Katherine Johnson, use nutrition to slow the aging process by Dr. Amber Golshani, PhD in naturopathic medicine, implement self-care to achieve vitality with David G. Mercier, M.S., L.Ac., author of “A Beautiful Medicine,” and Jane Vance McCauley, retired Family Therapist and Parent Educator, and learn non-operative ways to improve skin health by Dr. Kelly Sullivan, MD, FACS, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Weekend speakers will explore contemporary issues and topics of interest to women. Over breakfast, Earl A. Powell III, Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC will discuss how one of the finest collections in the world came to be. William C. Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will provide a straight talk about how well the “Save the Bay” efforts are progressing and what is on the horizon. Professor Kay Redfield Jamison, celebrated author and Johns Hopkins faculty member, will discuss her newest research into women, mood disorders, and the creative process. There will be time to walk the picturesque streets of Easton, shop the exquisite boutiques, dine in charming restaurants, view the photographic exhibition, “Women and Children in the World,” by the International Photographic Society of Washington and produced exclusively for the Opening Reception of A Women’s Event, participate in a lunch and cooking demonstration, or relax at a Cocktail Reception at the award-winning Inn at 202 Dover.

Workshop locations include the historic Academy Art Museum, Tidewater Inn, and the Avalon Theatre – Main Street treasures not to be missed in Easton’s historic district. The event has limited seating. To register or for further information, visit www.awomensevent.com or e-mail info@awomensevent.com.

In Photo: As part of the Arts Track of A Women’s Event, award-winning internationally published author Kathryn Kimball Johnson will present a Writers’ Workshop: Every Woman Has a Story.

In Photo, above: As part of the Nature Track of A Women’s Event, internationally acclaimed landscape architect Barbara Paca will lecture on extraordinary women gardeners who left their mark on gardens and on landscapes since the 17th century.

In Photo: As part of the Wellness Track of A Women’s Event, Kelly Sullivan, MD, FACS, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Annapolis and Med Spa of Annapolis, will discuss non-operative ways to improve skin health and achieve facial rejuvenation.