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Truth is the Only Safe Ground to Stand Upon

Exhibition "Truth is the Only Safe Ground to Stand Upon" Portraits of Suffragists to Celebrate the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote in NY State by Christine Nobles Heller

Dates: September 19 – November 4

Location: The History Center in Tompkins County, 401 East State Street, Suite 100, Ithaca, NY 14850

Ithaca native Christine Nobles Heller draws suffragists to honor those who fought so hard for women's rights. In addition, she responds to this time of renewed threats to the fundamental human rights of women. The suffragists achieved the vote for women after 70 years of determination, courage, and perseverance. In her drawings for this show, Heller pays homage to the efforts of NY State suffragists to mark the 2017 centennial of Women's Right to Vote in New York State. On Tuesday, September 19th, the artist Christine Nobles Heller invites the public to come to The History Center and witness Christine draw a mural, the center piece of the exhibition. On Friday, October 6th, The History Center will feature a 6:00 p.m.presentation by the artist Christine Nobles Heller. After the talk, there will be a preview of the opera "Pushed Aside" by Persis Parshall Vehar about Matilda Joslyn Gage, the forgotten suffragist. The Premiere of the opera will be held on January 21, 4 p.m. at Carrier Theater, Civic Center, Syracuse, NY.

About the artist:
Christine Nobles Heller has created both portraits and large murals that reflect her concern about human suffering and social inequality from her perspective as a feminist and an artist committed to social activism. Her work is a result of personal experiences and societal themes of loss, suffering and vulnerability.

Cost: free

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