The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
1920 - 2020 marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified and became law. This exhibit acknowledges the journey to the 19th Amendment and reflects on the impact that has had on our democracy.
The Exhibit: Who's Who? Dozens of artists from WOMEN SHARING ART, INC. created the pieces in this exhibit. The ISLIP ART MUSEUM provided the gallery space and the exhibit was curated by Chris O'Malley, also the President of ISLIP ARTS COUNCIL.
Summary: I was blown away by this exhibit. What initially struck me was the sheer artistry accomplished by artists from Women Sharing Art! Everything was presented and displayed so professionally, bravo Islip Arts Museum! YOU MUST READ THE ARTIST STATEMENTS posted near each piece. These statements add depth and poignancy to the work each artist presented. You too will linger and savor the artistry of so many pieces in this exhibit. Bellissimo!
Disclaimers: The images contained on this webpage were taken with my trusty old cell phone. The images highlighted here are only a fraction of the pieces in this exhibit. So, GO and see for yourself!! And remember, artwork represented on this webpage is for promotional purposes regarding this exhibit only. If you would like to contact a particular artist please access the Women Sharing Art, Inc. artists link.
ABOVE: Yours truly, PAULINE CHIARELLI, designed the 30" x 65" banner welcoming you to the Islip Art Museum.
JOAN GENCHI painted the powerful red, white and blue painting featured in the banner above. Joan is a retired Suffolk County Judge and as such was never able to show, must less profit, from her artwork.