MABEL DODGE LUHAN - A WOMAN AHEAD OF HER TIME

MABEL DODGE LUHAN - A WOMAN AHEAD OF HER TIME

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7:30-9:00 PM
Members $8 /Nonmembers $10

The presentation will provide a snapshot of Mabel Dodge Luhan's journey from Buffalo socialite to founder of Taos' arts community at the turn of the last century. Through autobiographical readings, a portrait of how she attracted artists, writers, and great thinkers, including Jung, appears. Mabel spoke her mind years before women had "permission" to do so.

Mary Beth Parrinello is the religion teacher at Nardin Montessori School. Living most of her life in the midst of Delaware District mansions fueled her passion for the neighborhood's history. Her interest in Mabel began with an Austin Fox history lecture in 1992. Mabel's contribution to American and intellectual culture is under the radar and tonight's program will re-introduce Mabel to Buffalo.

Kate Soudant is a somewhat recent re-patriated former Buffaloian. Returning after some 30-odd years, she was amazed to discover the incredible history that emanates from this town. Being a feminist with a degree in history, discovering Mabel's story struck the right chord.
Kate is a homeopath and currently working as a docent at both Albright Knox and Burchfield Penney art centers.

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