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19th Amendment Centennial Celebration Exhibit & Classes

  • Historic Valley Junction, 218 5th Street | West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Presented By: Artisan Gallery 218
  • Dates: July 28, 2020 - November 10, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Location: Artisan Gallery 218
  • Phone: (515) 225-0218
  • Start/End Time: 11:00 AM
  • Overview

    August 26th marks the Centennial of the passing of the 19th Amendment!  We are celebrating this with exhibits by three artists:  Mary Kline-Misol's 'Suffrage Project', Nancy Briggs 'And Yet, They Persist' ceramic portraits, and Marybeth Heikes, '19th Amendment' acrylic collages. 

    SUFFRAGE PROJECT:  Mary Kline-Misol's Suffrage Project, features the final 19 portraits of women who were pioneers of the cause. This body of work is an attempt to honor these women, who as Suffragists, organized a historic drive for civil rights and won citizenship, political freedom, and the right to vote for all of us. The exhibit will be on display through the election in November. Catalogs of the work are also for sale for $19. 

    Kline-Misol states, “In this time of political and social upheaval, I hope my project will offer to the public a time to pause and reflect on the struggles and hard-won successes of the individuals who all fought to make our country a better place with the goal of REAL equality in civil rights. We have an uncertain future and hard work ahead.  The clear understanding of the work of the women of all colors who took up the fight two hundred years ago will give us the courage to finally embrace the words of the Constitution of the United States and the founding principles that all of us are created equal and are to be treated equal under the law in this country.”

    Mary Kline-Misol's Sufferage Project: Full information about the project can be found on Mary Kline-Misol's website: