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2/1/2011 - Agawam Library Art Exhibit for the Month of March

 

The Agawam Public Library is pleased to host an exciting new exhibit of posters from around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day. March 8 is a UN recognized day to celebrate women. The posters will be on display  at the library through the month of March.

 

While women have made important gains in achieving equality over the past 3 decades, much remains to be overcome to reach parity with men. Women continue to struggle with unequal wages, domestic violence, sexual harassment, honor killings, unequal burden in the rearing of children and other disparities. This exhibit both condemns the ongoing problems for women and celebrates the progress and vitality of women. the encourage more artists to join with that struggle in their creative work. The messages of the posters are expressed in a variety of ways, from straight narrative form to more subtle forms in photos and graphic art.

The curator of this exhibit, Stephen Lewis, is the COPE Chair of the Service Employees International Union, Local 509. He has been collecting posters over the past twenty years. This exhibit features a few of his 3000 posters. Mr. Lewis has obtained these posters during vacation trips and conferences, from friends in their travels, and through his contacts with various labor unions.

Viewing hours for this gallery walls and lower level exhibit are during regular library hours.

 

Contact person:  Beverly Secondo 789-1550 ext. 102