Thursday, March 14, 2013

Vise Library celebrates Women's History Month: Women in Arts and Entertainment

Here are some women that have made a huge impact in the world of arts and entertainment.

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey attended Tennessee State University and got her start by working at radio and television stations in Nashville.  She began hosting a morning show in Chicago and eventually gained worldwide fame.  She was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in The Color Purple.  She helped with the resurgence of book clubs by starting the "Oprah Book Club."  She runs her own magazine and her own TV network.

  • Oprah Winfrey in the Vise Library: Checkout the book 28 Business Thinkers Who Changed the World located at 338.092.

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe was an artist that focused on landscapes, flowers and cityscapes.  She always wanted to be an artist, but for a time she was actually a teacher.  She became one of the most influential American painters.  She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

  • Georgia O'Keeffe in the Vise Library:  Checkout the book Full Bloom: the Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe located at 759.13 O41.

Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow is a movie director.  She has made films such as Point Break and the Wild Ones.  In 2009 she became the first woman ever to win the Oscar for Best Director for her film The Hurt Locker.  This past year she directed the movie Zero Dark Thirty that showed the pursuit of Osama Bin Laden by the Navy Seals.  This film was nominated for five Academy Awards.

  • Kathryn Bigelow in the Vise Library:  Checkout her movie The Hurt Locker located at 791.43 H96.

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