Venus Envy 2008 10th Anniversary Exhibition

news_venus-envy.jpgCelebrate Venus Envy’s 10 year anniversary exhibition March 7, 2008.







Venus Envy 2008 will celebrate its 10th anniversary exhibition. Beginning in the then new Art Loft Theatre space, an invitational exhibition of eleven women artists drew a crowd of more than 300 people. It grew exponentially each year until it morphed into a juried exhibition and performing arts festival spanning three days and crossing state lines, attracting crowds in the 4,000’s.

Venus Envy is a Missouri-based non-profit organization dedicated to
empowering women through the arts. It is a celebration of visual and
performing arts taking place every year. This organization which is driven by
women which positively affects everyone by empowering women through the arts.

The founder, Mallarie Zimmer’s vision was to create female-produced arts events, the loyal and tenacious board’s vision; to create outreach and education programs that strengthen feminine diversity and promote said empowerment. Dr. Jackie Lewis- Harris curates this year’s exhibition.

Celebrate Venus Envy’s 10 year anniversary exhibition March 7, 2008. Preview party 5:30-8p.m. and open to general admission 8p.m.- 12a.m. at the Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th Street.

Venus Envy 2008 Performance Schedule
8:10-8:40 :: Auset (music – folk/acoustic)
8:50-9:20 :: Belly Dance Mirage (dance – belly dance)
9:30-10:00 :: Terri Langerak (music – harp/vocals)
10:10-10:40 :: Chuvani Bellydance (dance – group dance/fire performance)
10:50-11:20 :: Celia (music – rock band)
11:30-12:00 :: Gravity Plays Favorites (dance – burlesque)

National Artists: Jewel Castro, Mary Dritschel, and Joyce Owens
Local Artists: Jane Linders, Lindsey Nichols, Bonnie Murray, Sarah Zickler, Sandy Miller, Melissa Bales, Heather Haymart, Mary Beth Shaw, Libby Reuter, Suny Santos, Katie Lang, Cindy Tower, Julia Clift, Adrienne Patel, and Amy Lee Ball

Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the door. Contact Pamela Raymond, your hostess at or Project Manager, Michele Racanelli at for more information or to purchase your tickets.

VIP Tickets are also on sale the first 100 VIP’s receive an anniversary Gift Bag and enjoy chocolate strawberries & sparkling wine from 8:00p.m. – 11:00p.m.

For more information contact program coordinator Michele Racanelli at or 314-324-4912 or Board President Kate Poss at or call 314-922-3914.


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