Fort Benning to host Women's History Month luncheon

Columbus State University professor Mara Adamitz Scrupe will be the guest speaker at Fort Benning’s Women’s History Month luncheon March 20th from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Benning Club.

The theme of this year's luncheon is "Women’s Art: Women’s Vision," which celebrates the originality, beauty, imagination and multiple dimensions of women’s lives.

Scrupe creates projects for museums, arboretums, landscapes and public spaces. Some of her recent projects include commissions for the 10th International Unfringed Festival in Limerick, Ireland; I Bienal Internacional de Arts al Aire Libre in Caracas, Venezuela; The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; Harvard University School of Landscape Architecture in Cambridge, Mass.; and the Savannah College of Art and Design.

In addition to Scrupe, the agenda includes Nancy Engel, actress, director, performance coach and public speaker, who will portray famed author Edna Ferber, singing songs and reciting from Ferber’s writings. Ferber was called the greatest woman novelist of her day by the New York Times.

Also: Lloyd Elementary School students will sing and recite quotes of famous women artists.