Midcoast Women's Collective panel discussion in Rockland

Posted:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

ROCKLAND – Many women "settle" for employment while dreaming of making a living at something entirely different. Inspired by the mission of the Midcoast Women's Collective to provide opportunities for area women of all ages to find and strengthen individual and shared voices, three Maine women will form a panel to tell stories telling of the risks, timing, pitfalls and successes they've encountered in pursuing their passions. This event will be held Thursday, September 14 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. with co-sponsor Rockland Public Libary.

The storytellers include Carrie Brezzo, Dozier Bell, and Emma Theobalds. Libby Shrum is the panel moderator.

Carrie Brezzo – Since 2008 Carrie Brezzo has been designing and constructing small batches of women's clothing under the label CarrieSewFancy. A graduate of Maine College of Art, Brezzo specializes in slow fashion, using local models and photographic talent to feature her graceful and wearable handmade pieces.

Dozier Bell – The drawings and paintings of Dozier Bell are a visual autobiography that joins the memory and experiences of a multi-generational Maine family with her own philosophical and historical concerns.

Emma Theobalds – Musician and Actress, played the Narrator in The Watts Hall Community Players' June production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Theobalds recently added her vocal talents to Rockport-based band, Miners Creek, which brings its own distinctive down-home, Maine-grown voice to bluegrass music.

Libby Schrum, panel moderator, is a furniture designer and woodworker who's work can be seen in galleries and homes across the US, including the Farnsworth Museum. Her work has been featured in the New York Times and her writing published in Fine Woodworking Magazine. Recently she was featured in Maine Women Magazine and Take Magazine, a magazine telling stories of people in New England "making culture happen."

The event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming programs in the Collective Voices series include Sorry/Not Sorry (November 9), Nevertheless, She Persisted (December 14) , and Call Me Pollyana (January 17).

For more information, visit website: midcoastwomen.wordpress.com

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Rockland Public Libary