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Women's Rights National Historical Park Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with Artwork Exhibition by Andrea Arroyo

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Date: August 30, 2013
Contact: Patrick Stenshorn, 315.568.0024
Contact: John Stoudt, 315.568.0024

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Seneca Falls, NY--Women's Rights National Historical Park will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with several programs, including an artwork exhibition by the renowned artist Andrea Arroyo.

This exhibition of twenty artworks, entitled "Presencia" (Presence), will be on public view from September 15 through October 15, 2013, in the Women's Rights NHP Visitor Center, located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, New York.Ms. Arroyo will present a gallery talk on September 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.A reception with the artist will follow from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.The exhibition and the gallery talk are free and open to the public.

"Presencia" (Presence) celebrates women's strength and courage, and it honors the female body," said Ms. Arroyo.While commemorating the lives and stories of some extraordinary historical figures like Malinche (Mexico, 1496), Gabriela Mistral (Chile, 1889), and Cleopatra (Egypt, 69 BC), Ms. Arroyo also celebrates the role of women in contemporary society and brings attention to issues of gender discrimination and gender justice.

"We are thrilled to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting this artwork exhibition by Andrea Arroyo," said Superintendent Ami Ghazala."This exhibition combines art and Hispanic pride while creating stronger links with the local community," added Superintendent Ghazala.

Park Ranger John Stoudt will present a power point program entitled "A Tale of Three Hispanic-American Soldiers in the Civil War" at 11:00 AM on September 21 and at 2:00 PM on October 5 and October 12."This program will highlight the legacies of Hispanic-American soldiers in the Civil War by focusing on the service of three soldiers, including Loreta Velazquez," said Park Ranger Stoudt.All three programs are free of charge, and they will be held in the Women's Rights NHP Visitor Center at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls.

For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024.You can also 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. To request email announcements of all park programs, contact e-mail us or call 315.568.0024.

 

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