Seneca Falls, N.Y. - To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Women's Rights National Historical Park will host a Gallery Talk by artist Andrea Arroyo for her art exhibition "Women in Movement." The Gallery Talk will be offered on Saturday, September 27th at 1:00 pm, followed by a short tour of the gallery at 1:30 pm. A special ranger talk "Words", which examines Spanish words that have found common use in the English language, will be offered at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.
"The exhibition, 'Women in Movement,' includes artworks that examine notions of memory, belonging, and body image that honor the resilience of the female spirit. To create some of these artworks, the artist has repurposed evocative garments collected from women in her community, such as a Mexican huipil, and an Indian prayer shawl. The exhibit also includes a series of delicate paintings on vintage lace depicting mythical and historical women of achievement from around the world, including two pieces in tribute to the pioneers of the Women's Movement in the US, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
"Women in Movement" will be on exhibit in the park's visitor center at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY from September 17th through October 15th, Wednesdays through Sundays from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Admission to the Open House and to the exhibit is free.
For more information about Andrea Arroyo and to see more of her artwork, please visit her website at http://www.andreaarroyo.com. High-resolution images are available upon request.
For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024. All sites within Women's Rights National Historical Park are free and open to the public. Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs.
Contact(s): David Malone
Phone number: 315-568-0024
Date: September 11, 2014
Release number: 14-57