Originally Posted on October 7th, 2009
Oct. 7, 2009 – EWI just returned from a wonderful specialty tea event at Strathmore in Rockville, Maryland. EWI graduate artist entrepreneurs, Evelyn Brooks, Sushmita Mazumdar, Kata Witorsh and Rabia Naeem Pervez sold handmade books, jewelry, holiday gifts and silk scarves, and shared their success stories with the participating guests. Munit, another EWI graduate artist performed live Ethiopian Jazz and enchanted the audience with her soft, yet vibrant voice.
At the end of the reception, several guests came to commend EWI for taking art to another level. Not simply exhibiting women’s artworks for esthetic or functional purposes, but to directly empower and support new American women in their journeys to integrate, become self-sustainable and participate as active citizens in our economy and the community.
Heartfelt thanks to Betty Scott, Education Program Coordinator and Mary Mendoza, Tea Room Manager for inviting us to be part of this special program and supporting our outreach efforts and entrepreneur programs for immigrant and refugee women and families.