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March Meeting – Women’s History Month

Updated: Our speaker Dr. Leah Leach is having health issues and needed to take care of herself however, we are still meeting. New topic is…. In going along the Women’s History Month, March 28, is going to be an interactive night where we are calling on everyone to participate and bring in ONE COOL THING […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Willis Richardson

This week Edan keeps her 1 Cool Black History Thing all in the family. Edan shares the amazing life and legacy of her Great-Grandfather Willis Richardson, a playwright who was the first African-American to have a non-musical production on Broadway. His plays live on today in museums and on stage. Learn all about this amazing […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Kara Walker

It’s Black History month and a new group of gal-pals have joined together to share 1 cool thing. This week Bonnie shines a light on artist Kara Walker’s who work with silhouettes, sugar sculpture, and puppets are more than meets the eye. Full Episode YouTube Version Show Notes This month’s Gal Pals are: Kim Thatcher, […]

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Our 10 Recommended Reads For Black History Month, Plus 5 Documentaries

Our 10 recommended reads that include fiction and non-fiction, science and sci-fi, poetry and a play, plus a few documentary films.

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Fake or Fortune

In our final 1 cool painting thing, Dr. Leah Leach talks about nameless women in two paintings from a British TV show called Fake or Fortune. Joined by Kim Thatcher, Rebecca Berfanger and Bonnie Fillenwarth, the gals also talk about their favorite female artists and for some reason Salvador Dali’s mustache. FULL EPISODE YouTube Version […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Frida Kahlo

In our third 1 cool painting thing, Bonnie Fillenwarth talks about the tragic but brave life of Frida Kahlo. Joined by Kim Thatcher, Rebecca Berfanger and Dr. Leah Leach, the gals also talk about paintings they saw as kids that scared them and gave them a happy place to visit. FULL EPISODE YouTube Version Show […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Amy Sherald

In our second 1 cool painting thing, Rebecca Berfanger talks about Amy Sherald, the gal who painted the Official White House Portrait of Michelle Obama that captured the imagination of one little girl in particular. Joined by Kim Thatcher, Bonnie Fillenwarth and Dr. Leah Leach, the gals also talk about female and male nudity in […]

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Bonnie’s Painting Goodies List

Books, exhibits, and movies, Bonnie Fillenwarth has gathered together a painting gals goodies list for you to check out for Painting Month. Victoria Finlay’s Color: A Natural History of the Palette A wonderful book that goes through where all those colors come from. Finlay was often the first woman to enter spaces where these materials […]

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Art Books Needed for the Library

Gal’s Guide is building an independent women’s history library and is seeking works by women and about women in various career fields. This month we have a list of 20 books about the history of women artists. UPDATE: The Gal’s Guide Library opened March 6, 2020. Each link goes to our Amazon Smile Charity Wish […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Savvy Painter

New Format! Gal pals, Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Rebecca Berfanger and Kim Thatcher gather to bring you 1 cool thing about women in painting. First up is newbie Kim talking about the Savvy Painting Podcast hosted by Antrese Wood. The gals also go off on a HW-onderful Bob Ross tangent. FULL EPISODE YOUTUBE VERSION […]