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Culture notes: Exhibit on women and WWII at KSU; Commerce launches folk-fine art festival

EXHIBIT
Women and WWII
Keyed to Women’s History Month, the Kennesaw State University Museum of History and Holocaust Education will open the exhibition “Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II,” on Thursday, exploring the conflict’s impact on everyday social, cultural and economic realities of women in the U.S. A public opening reception, 12:30-2 p.m., features speakers including Jane Tucker, who worked as a welder at the Savannah shipyards during the war years. KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw. 770-420-4699, www.kennesaw.edu/historymuseum. HOWARD POUSNER

EVENTS
New Commerce festival

More than 60 folk-style and studio artists will be presented at the Folk to Fine Arts Festival and Expo, a three-day event launching Friday at the Commerce Civic Center. Among the participating artists are painter John “Cornbread” Anderson and potter Roger Corn. Stan “Potteryman” Clark, a fixture at Folk Fest every summer, will be among the vendors. 5-10 p.m. Friday ($15, includes light reception and weekend readmission), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday ($7 each day). 110 State St., Commerce. 706-335-2954, www.folk-finearts.com. HOWARD POUSNER

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