'Women with Wings': Empowerment through expression

Friday, October 24, 2008 | 12:00 p.m. CDT; updated 5:52 p.m. CDT, Sunday, October 26, 2008

COLUMBIA — A large room in Orr Street Studios is tucked in the back corner, hidden by a white, sliding barn door. The walls are bare, off-white cinder blocks; the ceiling has wooden beams. Tin domes cover rows of 60-watt bulbs. The only hint that this room will soon be filled is a large circle of red plush chairs. The only hint of the art to come is the lone bronze tower on a table.