Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at Women’s Rights NHP!

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Date: August 29, 2014
Contact: David Malone, 315-568-0024

Seneca Falls, NY –Women's Rights National Historical Park will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15, 2014) with an artwork exhibition and gallery talk by the renowned artist Andrea Arroyo. 

This exhibition, entitled "Women in Movement,"  features a series of artworks which will be on public view from September 17th through October 15th, 2014, in the Women's Rights NHP Visitor Center, located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, New York. The park Visitor Center is open Wednesday-Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ms. Arroyo will present a gallery talk on September 27th from 1:30 –3:00 PM. A reception with the artist will follow the gallery talk from 3:00 –4:30 PM. The exhibition and the gallery talk are free and open to the public and are appropriate for all ages.

"The exhibition, 'Women in Movement,' includes artworks that examine notions of memory, belonging, and body image and that honor the resilience of the female spirit," said Ms. Arroyo. To create some of these artworks, the artist has repurposed evocative garments collected from women in her community, such as a Mexicanhuipil, and an Indian prayer shawl.

Works in the exhibit include "Coatlicue," a painting of the Aztec goddess integrated with a Tzotzilhuipil(A traditional, hand-woven dress from Chiapas, Mexico);"Ixchel," which depicts the Mayan Jaguar goddess integrated with a Mayan skirt cloth (Hand-woven on a waist loom, from Guatemala);and "Sarasvati," a work integrating the Hindu deity of the rivers and the arts with a silk wrap (Ikat style, from Indonesia). 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.

"We are thrilled to host this artwork exhibition by Andrea Arroyo in commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month," said Superintendent Ami Ghazala. "This exhibition celebrates Hispanic heritage and culture and we are proud to be able to display it here at the park," added Superintendent Ghazala.

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 (https://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs. 

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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