Placitas Library Features “About Women” Exhibition in Oct.


For the October/November exhibition at the Placitas Community Library’s Gracie Lee Community Room, artists were invited to portray women—specific women or imaginary composites—and their extraordinary achievements, physical attributes, historical contributions, and the challenges they face as mother, daughter, wife, partner, friend, dreamer, dancer, scientist, sportswoman, artist, performer, leader, legislator, litigator, adventurer, goddess, warrior, mystic, or muse.

As Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm said, “We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us, but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves.” Over twenty artists responded to the challenge—men and women—resulting in an exhibition that features a wide array of media and points of view. The public is invited to a reception for the artists Friday, October 13, 5:00-6:30 and the work will, as always, be available for purchase with a percentage of the sale benefiting the library. Please note there will be a pause in public access to the exhibit from October 19 through November 8 due to the presence of voting machines in the gallery during that time.

Placitas Library Features “About Women” Exhibition in Oct.

For additional information or images, please contact exhibition coordinators: Colleen Gregoire — or Rebecca Cohen –

September 30 – November 13, 2023 (The exhibition will be unavailable to the public from October 19 – November 8 due to voting machines in the gallery) Library Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm Sunday 1 – 4pm

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