Alumnae Spotlight showcases amazing Laurel women and the paths they have charted since graduation.
Whether they are doctors, designers, artists, authors, scientists, lawyers, teachers, entrepreneurs, engineers, pharmacists, or civic activists or volunteers, Laurel women inhabit nearly all careers and corners of the world helping to make it a better place.
Our alumnae and the journeys that they have taken speak to the essence of a Laurel education and what makes this School and the community of women who call it their own distinctive. This space highlights their fascinating lives and the mountains they continue to move.
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New York City-based, multi-genre artist Janice Lowe ’81 is a writer, poet, singer, pianist, composer, and teacher. One strain that ties her multidisciplinary art together is the importance of diversity, raising the voices of artists of color, and sharing the stories of those of all backgrounds. She is inspired by the way African Americans have birthed all kinds of art in the most difficult of conditions, how that art communicates with the world, and how the historical interacts with now. Yet in the midst of a pandemic which has been incredibly challenging for creatives, Janice knows that, “Creativity, by its very definition, always finds a way.” Read on to learn more about her journey from the Dark Room Collective, an influential literary society that brought together emerging artists of color, to teaching at universities, to her current projects—the album Leaving CLE songs of nomadic dispersal and Olio, a live musical performance of the Pulitzer-prize winning book of poems of the same title by Tyehimba Jess, presenting the lives of African-American creatives from the Civil War to WWI.