"History of Woman" Event at Fairfield University's Alumni Day

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FAIRFIELD, CT, JUNE 9, 2012: Montage Initiative is both pleased and excited to announce our upcoming month-long event in collaboration with Fairfield University, along with our participation in Fairfield University’s Alumni Day, scheduled for June 9th from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

“The History of Woman” exhibit can be seen at the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery located at The Quick Center for the Arts from May 30 to June 23, 2012. It will be hosted by Montage Initiative, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Bridgeport and London, and its Traveling Art Gallery (TAG) program. The organization is dedicated to the development of women throughout the globe. The Quick Center’s stewardship of this relationship with Montage Initiative is an important, multi-faceted collaboration that aims prompt discussion about globalization and to raise awareness about extreme poverty and sustainable development. The exhibit is the capstone event of the Quick Center’s involvement in the University’s Global Citizenship initiative.


The TAG display will feature pieces from local artists, students, and faculty in celebration of cultural acceptance and individual expression. Montage Initiative is dedicated to providing impoverished and disadvantaged women and families around the globe with expanded opportunities to earn a sustainable living. While Montage’s attention is currently focused on the plight of the widows in the Indian providence of Vrindavan, the organization ultimately endeavors to chip away at the reality of extreme poverty by rallying support and awareness and promoting peace-building worldwide. TAG is just one of the non-profit’s unique programs, offering space and materials for struggling artists to create and exhibit their art.


On Saturday June 9th, Montage Initiative will be hosting two reception tables at the Fairfield University Alumni Day. We will be located in the Activity Fair where you can learn more about our organization, make a donation, and/or receive a free chair massage. We will also be located at the reception hall of the Quick Center for the Arts, where you can meet with local author Julie Mughal and purchase a signed copy of her book, A World Without Hats. 100% of proceeds will benefit Montage Initiative Programs. Mughal has had a dynamic career working with nonprofits including Montage Initiative. Her book is a well-received collection of oral histories exploring the experiences and struggles of widows from various places and cultures. Mughal has been praised for her moving tribute to the incredible resilience of the human spirit in the face of great personal tragedy. Alongside the book signing, the “History of Woman” exhibit will be featuring over 45 local artists with 115 works of art on display. During the Alumni Day event, all campus tours will make a dedicated stop at The Quick Center for the Arts, so please feel free to visit and admire the submitted work. All artwork is for sale, and the proceeds will benefit Montage Initiative and The Quick Center for the Arts.


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