Annual Spring Luncheon Book Club: In Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Annual Spring Luncheon Book Club: In Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Artemisia: A portrait of empowerment.

Find What Empowers You

April 29th, 2021



 Thank you so much to all who participated in our book discussion!

We would love to continue the discussion. If are interested, please email us!




All are welcome to discuss this wonderful book and how it relates to our modern world.

You’re invited! We’re excited to announce a continuation of our Annual Spring Luncheon. A copy of Joy McCullough’s bold novel in verse “Blood, Water, Paint.” was included in your luncheon packet. It’s based on the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, a renowned female renaissance painter who found empowerment in her art and her mother’s stories and confronted the teacher who assaulted her. It’s beautifully written and especially appropriate for April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month.Artemisia’s self portrait was featured as part of the art work at the luncheon and we look to discuss other ways that her story is relevant today.

This year’s Spring Luncheon celebrates all the ways people find empowerment. Whether through art, music, reading, nature or education; empowerment comes in many forms.  

“A story expertly told in verse, BloodWaterPaint retells the true story of Artemisia Gentileschi, a female painting prodigy in the 16thcentury. The book follows her frustrations in a male-dominated society – the injustices of her father, her painting “tutor,” and an incredibly sexist court system.” ~ From a student review at the University of Illinois



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April 29, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm