Eileen Quinn and Ani Grosser greet participants of “WOMEN, the ARTS and the SACRED” at the Church-on-the-Hill Chapel in Lenox, MA

Katharine Houk and June Wink initiate "Women, the Arts and the Sacred" with the lighting of a candle and a prayer

“WOMEN, the ARTS and the SACRED”: A Thank You Note

WII Program March 19, 2009, at Church on the Hill Chapel in Lenox

Thank you for your participation in this inspiring evening, for being a part of the Women’s Interfaith contribution to the First Annual Berkshire Festival of Women in the Arts. Thanks to the artists who presented, women who helped develop the theme of the event and those who carried out important details.

Through the written, visual and performing arts, we experienced the intricacies of personal relationships; the source of dedicated service to others; creative approaches to healing; the beauty and power of our natural environment; the Cosmos revealed through color and form, rhythm and movement.

So many of you shared your intimate personal beliefs and chosen art forms. Presenters and audience often became one being in the showing or performing of a piece. I received many emails from women expressing their appreciation for the entire evening’s experience and highlighting individual moments.

Thank you for bringing your art work, food for the Reception, your promotional material, and for making the arts a “common ground” where we can all meet.

With gratitude and blessings,

Shirley Paukulis, Event Producer