Goodwill Manasota hosts four-part talk on 'Women in Art History'

Free series focusing on the world's most renowned women artists to be held at Goodwill's Good Neighbor Center in North Sarasota

Published Friday, June 24, 2016

Elizabeth Rose GenterSARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is proud to announce that it is hosting a series of free art history talks at the Goodwill Good Neighbor Center at its Mecca location (5150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota). The series, titled “Women in Art History,” will provide an overview of the world’s most renowned women artists throughout history. The discussions will be led by Elisabeth Rose Genter on four consecutive Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m., running June 29 through July 20.

Genter has a B.A. in Art History from New College of Florida. Her senior thesis was titled, “The Alchemist’s Wife: Gender and Sacred Space in Seventeenth-Century Alchemical Art.” She is currently interning at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and excited to share her knowledge of women in the arts with members of our community.

“Engaged neighborhoods create a stronger, safer and more vibrant community. Our Good Neighbor Centers host a variety of free classes, taught by volunteer instructors who live in our own community,” said Goodwill Manasota vice president Veronica Brandon Miller. “We are grateful to volunteers like Elisabeth Genter who donate their time to share their passion and expertise with others.”

Dates and topics for the “Women in Art History” talks are as follows:

  • June 29: A survey of significant women in the history of art, Medieval to Modern.
  • July 6: Dutch women in the arts from the Baroque period through Modernism.
  • July 13: Victorian women artists, from Edmonia Lewis to Mary Cassatt.
  • July 20: Women and the Surrealist movement in Mexico, focusing on artists such as Leonora Carrington and Frida Kahlo.

While this has been organized as a series, each hour-long discussion focuses on a different sub-topic. Attendees may attend all four talks or pick and choose the topics that most interest them.

There is no cost to attend; however, space is limited. Goodwill recommends visiting experiencegoodwill/events to reserve a spot for each session.

About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2015, Goodwill Manasota served 22,739 people, placed 961 people in jobs and assisted 358 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $81.3 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted 41 million pounds out of the landfill. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota in essence belongs to this community, and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit