Alpha Chi Omega to sell artwork to benefit CARDV

Art and crafts created by members of Alpha Chi Omega sorority
at William Woods University will be sold
this month to benefit the
Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV).

The month of February is important to Alpha Chi Omega members.
It is their chance to
celebrate “McDowell Month,” in tribute to
the McDowell Artist’s Colony in New Hampshire.
 
“The colony was Alpha Chi Omega’s first philanthropic effort,
and we still honor it today,” said Erica Begley, an Alpha Chi Omega member from
Hannibal, Mo. “Our national
organization is also known as a ‘musical fraternity.’ For all these reasons we
take the time to appreciate and celebrate the arts during this month.”
 
The Alpha Chi Omegas will open an
“art gallery” to honor this tradition. For the gallery, women of the chapter
submitted artwork and crafts that they have
created.
 
“It is a wonderful opportunity for each woman to
share her own
creativity and inspiration with her sisters. In this way we
are also able to share our appreciation of
the arts with the entire campus and our friends and families,” said Begley.
 
The gallery opening and reception is from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the
Alpha Chi Omega chapter house. The gallery will be open Feb. 15 – 28.
                                                           
“Some of the art pieces will be on sale
and donations are welcomed,” said Begley. “The money we raise through the event
will be donated
to the local women’s
shelter, the Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV), which is our
current philanthropy and something that is very
important to each of us.”
 
For more information, contact Begley at embegley@owls.williamwoods.edu.