Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts Opens Women’s Exhibition Celebrating Right to Vote through March 31st

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The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts officially unveiled its 2020 Women’s Movement: Art By, About and For Women show. This special show celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Works in a wide variety of media, mostly themed around women and female identity, are on display in this show. In addition to local artists, this exhibition features creators from across New York State as well as Texas, North Carolina and Virginia.

Forty artists are exhibiting 90 pieces in this show. The featured artists include Lynn Armstrong, Kathryn Bartscht, Linda Biggers, Joshua Brooks, Emily Byrnes, Allyson Cornelius-Ferri, Stacey DeLaney, Constance A. Dodge, Tanya Dora, Carollee Duross, Brenda Dwyer, Ron Fiorillo, Gina Freeman, Katey Germain, Bree Girdlestone, Anita Hanaburgh, Alexandra Higgins, Scott Hook, Michele Johnsen, Nancie Johnson, Leah Ketchen, Garlyn MaGinnis, Maryanne Malecki, L. Paul Masto, Gliser Fuentes Mena, Laura Monroe Duprey, Lynda Naske, Caren Pepper, Sandra Peters, Regina Quinn, Kathie Raneri, Vanessa Rhodes, Kimberly Ruggeri-Rios, Cynthia Sheeler, Lisa Spring, Patsy Suydam, Caitlin Sweet, Heidi Van Deusen, Gerald Wein and Janet Marie Yeates.

The show will be on display until March 31. Through the generous support of donors, the Nigra Arts Center is able to offer awards to outstanding submissions. In addition, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium is sponsoring a special Elizabeth Cady Stanton Award for this show. The award, selected by members of the Consortium, will be presented to the piece of artwork that most closely aligns with Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s ambitions for the progress of women.

The award winners will be announced at a public Meet the Artists Closing Reception on Friday, March 27, 6-8 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this free event, which will also feature special guest speaker Kristen Visbal. Visbal is a bronze sculptor who created the famous Fearless Girl statue that stood temporarily on the Bowling Green in Manhattan’s Financial District. At the reception, she will speak about the creation of the sculpture and its cultural significance.

The public is also welcome to view the show at any time during its run. The Nigra Arts Center is located at 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville, and its hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Gallery admission is a suggested $5 donation. Members of the Nigra Arts Center, children under the age of 18 and participating artists are admitted for free.

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