Women in the Arts Conference:
Women in the Arts Conference, November 10-12, 2011 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, is the capstone event of celebrating women creators present and past, a partnership of institutions and arts organizations from the St. Louis metropolitan area.
The conference will hosted inUMSL's J. C. Penney Conference Center, the Student Millenium Center and Unity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bel-Nor, MO.

Women in the Arts seeks to heighten the awareness and understanding of the achievements of women creators and provide audiences with new and historical examples of the work of women writers, composers and artists.

Women in the Arts is a multi venue celebration of women creators present and past, a partnership of institutions and arts organizations from the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Foster appreciation of the accomplishments of women throughout history
Promote an interdisciplinary exploration of the creative process
Encourage interest and research on women creators
Explore the social and historical context of women’s creativity
Appreciate the great diversity and range of women artists
Provide opportunities in the K-12 environment to learn of the achievements of women
Offer educational resources and supplemental materials as needed
Develop creative potential in the lives of young women and men

Highlights of the Women in the Arts Conference 2011 to be announced.

The Mercantile Library on the campus of UM-St. Louis will hold two exhibits celebrating Women in the Arts.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is one of four campuses that constitute the University of Missouri, the ninth largest university in the United States. Founded in 1839 upon the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, the University of Missouri became a land-grant institution following passage of the Morrill Act by Congress in 1862.
In the 1960s, a movement began across the country toward the creation of public universities located within metropolitan centers. That movement marked the most significant change in higher education in the twentieth century, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis is a product of that educational development. UM-St. Louis, the fourth campus of the University of Missouri, was established in 1963.
Since the doors of the old Administration Building opened more than 30 years ago, UM-St. Louis has become the largest university serving St. Louisans and the third largest university in the state. The University faculty has grown from 30 in 1963 to more than 900 members, committed to the future of the St. Louis area through teaching, research, and service.

St. Louis:
The region’s main industries include aviation, biotechnology, chemicals, electrical utilities, food and beverage manufacturing, refining, research, telecommunications and transportation.
Downtown or around town, there are many ways St. Louisans play. Three professional sports teams - Cardinals baseball, Rams football and Blues hockey - play in downtown St. Louis venues. Laclede’s Landing, a revitalized riverfront district, features additional entertainment opportunities, including riverboat casinos, restaurants, shops and the Gateway Arch Park, which surrounds the famous Gateway Arch.

Union Station, formerly St. Louis’ train terminal, now houses a comedy club, hotel, specialty shops and restaurants, and a man-made pond for paddle-boating under the old train shed. South Grand Blvd., a center for ethnic restaurants and art galleries; historic Soulard, featuring an open-air farmer’s market, beautifully restored homes and the Anheuser-Busch brewery; the Hill, home to Italian neighborhoods, shops and restaurants; and the Central West End, with its eateries, antique shops, and grand old homes are just a few of the neighborhoods visitors love to explore.

St. Louis’ Forest Park, site of the 1904 World’s Fair, outdoes New York’s Central Park in size. Frequented by runners, rollerbladers and picnickers, the park also hosts some of the region’s favorite cultural and educational institutions: the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center and the Missouri History Museum. All are free to the public. Even the Municipal Opera (affectionately known as the Muny), a 12,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, offers free seats for its summer theater productions.

Five state parks and hundreds of neighborhood parks make St. Louis one of the greenest regions in the nation and a beautiful place to visit.

St. Louisans don’t have to travel far to reach a variety of attractions outside of the city, including the Fairmont Park thoroughbred racing arena, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Gateway International Raceway, Casino St. Charles Riverfront Station, Six Flags over Mid-America and several historic area wineries.

For more Info Contact:
Dr. Barbara Harbach
Women in the Arts
Website: Women in the Arts
E-mail: wia@umsl.edu
Phone: (314) 516-4990