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Students: Display your creativity at Gender and Women's Studies Program exhibit
By Gail Fagan, Public Affairs Representative
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Posted: 09/19/2012
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Students' creative works exploring issues of gender identity, dynamics, oppression and empowerment will be the focus of an exhibition and competition hosted by the Gender and Women's Studies Program at The University of Texas-Pan American.


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Past activities hosted by the Gender and Women's Studies Program at UTPA include the Clothesline Project, a visual display of shirts with graphic illustrations designed by women survivors of violence. This year the program will host the "Exploring Gender through the Creative Arts" exhibition and competition with an awards ceremony being held Oct. 9 in the Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery. The exhibit will be on display there until Oct. 19. The deadline for submissions by undergraduate or graduate UTPA students is Oct. 1.
Submissions to the exhibition and competition, titled "Exploring Gender through the Creative Arts," can include, but are not limited to, drawings, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and poetry. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit their work by 5 p.m., Oct. 1 to the English Department, Room 211, in the Communication Arts (COAS) Building.

A panel of judges will select the best submissions to be exhibited in the Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery located in COAS Building's first floor. The top three will receive cash prizes totaling $600 awarded by the Gender and Women's Studies Program from the Lee Davinroy Fund.

An additional prize will be awarded for the creation of a logo for the program subject to the acceptance by the Gender and Women's Studies Committee. The logo award is $200.

The award ceremony and reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 9 in the Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery, where the exhibit will be on display until Oct. 19.

All submitted work must be accompanied by a prospectus and be ready to hang/exhibit in the gallery. Creative writing should be framed. For audio/visual work, necessary equipment for exhibition must be provided.

The Gender and Women's Studies program provides interdisciplinary and global study of the history and theory of women, men, gender, sexuality, and other related topics through a minor or undergraduate certificate program.

The program's coursework and service learning opportunities provide students with skills to think in a flexible, internationally sensitive way and work and communicate with people across diverse fields. These skills are becoming more crucial in the 21st century and provide its students a greater ability to compete worldwide in their chosen careers.

For more information on the exhibition, competition and program or for special accommodations, email Dr. Caroline Miles, program director, at camiles@utpa.edu or call (956) 457-3083.