In honor of motherhood

St. Clair Productions will present Talia Rose (Celtic harp, storytelling and song), Madeleine Rose Sklar (poetry), Aletha Nowitzky (dance) and Heather Hutton (dance) in "Heart of the Rose: A Journey into the Wisdom Ways of the Sacred Feminine."

The event interweaves poetry, song, story, Celtic harp and creative movement in honor of the mother in each woman and the mother that we all share &

Mother Earth. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland.

Rose is a harpist, songstress, sound healer and storyteller. She has performed in the United States, Canada, Britain, Ireland and Israel, sharing her music and stories at small venues and folk fairs, as well as elementary schools. The adopted niece of Lakota Elder/Medicine Woman Inaya Washtay Wie (Great grand-niece to Chief Sitting Bull), Rose She holds a B.A. in the psychology of transformation through Sound from New College of California.

Sklar has been an expressive artist and poet all of her life, showing her art and reading her poetry here in Ashland as well as in venues in the San Francisco Bay Area and in New York City. Her poems and artwork have appeared in many magazines and books including those published by Aldeberon Review and Shameless Hussey, in Berkeley, Calif. Peter Pauper Press, in New York and The Rag in Albuquerque, N.M. Sklar holds a graduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on women's issues.

Composer and performance artist Nowitzky has been entertaining Southern Oregon audiences for many years. Vocalist Hutton is a public school music teacher, private voice coach, and Ashland Unity musician.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door, $8 for youth 12-17. Children under 12 are admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the Music Coop, Ashland; online at ; or by calling 535-3562.

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