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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - September 3, 1975, Bakersfield, California Kern high schools receive Penney music packet , Max Amstutz, center, manager of JCPenney Co.'s downtown store, presents the company's Bicentennial Musical Celebration pacl Emerson is a graduate of use. She majored m sociology, but had eyery iiitention of becoming a portrait artist. She bowed to her mother's desire to take more college work and become a teacher of art. Her years of teaching have been most rewarding, as it included phases of the designing and painting field, instead of just the portrait areas. Mrs, Emerson's continued study included work at Columbia University and Parson's School'of Fine and Applied Art in New York City. She has done additional work at UCLA and summer sessions with two famous European artists, Hans Hoffman and Eugene Steinhof, mstructor at Cooper Union, N.Y. She also has attended several summer sessions at Chouinard �Art School in Los Angeles. From this background, MrS: Emerson has gained a wide variety of teaching methods. When not going to summer sessions, she hasapplied the theories to her own work. Currently the artist takes a few private pupils in her studio. Olivia Durer Pennington is another of this community's outstanding artists , who has had pamtings'accepted into Cunningham Memorial Art Gallery permanent collection. Mrs. Pennington's syle includes seascapes, landscapes and still life, and she hopes to return to portraiture. Each of her compositons glow with color, creativity and originality. Her art is a consuming life interest. ' Mrs. Pennington first studied art at the University of Minnesota, where she took costume designing and interior decorating. She has taken classes at the Art Institute, with a municipal art group and with several private teachers. Mrs. Pennington has studied at Santa Barbara School of Art and taken several art courses in Laguna Beach from Taubes, the internationally famous art critic and teacher. She has studied seascapes from Bradbury in Laguna Beach as well as taken courses in acrylics. She is also a student of Clayton Bippey. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles Musium of Art and Ebel Club. She has won a number of first and second prizes and sold many of her works. She holds memberships in Laguna Beach Art Association and Artists of the West. She is a'charter member of Bakersfield Art Association. She occasionally enjoys giving lessons in her studio when time permits. Newest piece in the collection is an outstanding painting by Yvon D'Anjou, a newyoungartist from Quebec, Canada. D'Anjou defines his style as "a reflection of our times in a cosmic projection." D'Anjou is one of the most sought after young Canadian painters, and BAA is pleased to share his work with the community, a spokesman said. "Althogether an exciting show has . been put together for the enjoyment of the community," said Mrs. Genell Swa% BAA president. march Penney musical packet College to offerclass in sewing Bakersfield College home economics department is offering a course that has cooler weather wardrobes for women as its theme, according to de-,y partment chairperson Barbara Hoyt. Home Economics 74, Making Ladies' Knit Jackets, begins Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m., in the BC home economics building, room 16. Students may register during'the first class meeting, Mrs. Hoyt said. The course, conducted by Alana Garside, will include instruction on fabric selection, fabric preparation, pattern selection and adjustment. Contemporary methods of tailoring are incorporated in the construction of the fitted jacket, which includes bound buttonholes, patch, flap or welt pockets, collar and lapel, and set-in type sleeve. "A knit jacket may be just the garment needed to coordinate with a person's present wardrobe," Ms. Garside said, "or perhaps one is needed which may be worn with one specific pair of pants or a skirt." For more information on the course, contact the BC home econom- ics department at 395-4561. Zonta brunch More tban 20 members of the Zonta Club of Bakersfield were in line at the main post office early last week for the first sale of a new commemorative stamp for International Women's . Year. Richard March, assistant superintendent, met the Zontians, executive and professional women, to make the first sale of the stamps which Will be used by Zonta Club to invite all segments of the community to participate in an International Women's Year happening in early October. - The United National General Assembly ' designated 1975, as International Women's Year, said Phyllis Andrews, public affairs chairman of Zonta Club. The United National resolution followed earlier resolutions of the United Nations concerning human rights and international cooperation. Mrs. Andrews said "The President of the United States on Jan. 30,1974, issued a proclamation designating 1975 as International Women's Year in the United States, and as a special tribute he called for final ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in 1975; "It appears at this point the ERA will not be ratified during International Women's Year," said Mrs. Andrews, "but it may be the designation of the year and the unification of women during this year may mean its passage in 1976." Mrs. Andrews said the main purpose of the year is to be a.time of planning projects for the advancement of women that willproject long into the future. March said the design for the stamp was unveiled on June 20 in Mexico City at the United Nations International Women's Year Conference. The first day of issue ceremony was in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Seneca Falls was the setting of the first Women's Rights Convention in the United States in 1848. That city also was the issue city for, the 1948 Progress of Women Commemorative stamp. Club will host community to celebrate 'women's year' The design of the stamp carries out the theme of the International Women's Year - Equality, Development, Peace. Zonta Club will host a community IWY brunch in early October to m-volve the Bakersfield community. Mailings this week are going out to all women's service clubs, elected and appointed officials and to the news media inviting clubs and individuals to nominate an "IWY Personality," who will be honored at the October brunch. A panel of distinguished leaders from the community will judge the nomi- nees for an outstanding personality who has made contributions in the past and present which fall within the specific objectives of IWY, which are: To promote equality between men and women To insure the full participation of women in all aspects of national and international life To recognize the contributions of women to the promotion of friendly relations and cooperation among nations and to world peace. Mary L. Jones, Zonta president, said the basic objective of IWY is to promote greater freedom of choice for women in planning their lives. She said "In this way. International Women's Year will contribute to improving the quality of life for everyone - women, men and children. The emphasis is on constructive action, and on full participation by all groups within the community - women's and men's associations, labor unions, minority groups, the elderly, the handicapped. IWY is for everyone!" and she added, '!Today's mailing is to encourage everyone in the community to become involved. The mailings bear the brand new International Women's Year stamp." At the main branch post office last week when a new commemorative stamp celebrating 'international Women's Year (IWY) went on sale were Richard March, assistant superintendent of the post office; Mrs. Phyllis Andrews, IWY chairman for Zonta Club of Bakersfield, and Mrs. Mary L. Jones, president of the classified executive and professional women's organization.
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