Global Mural Conference and Women’s Rights National Historical Park Partner for Women’s Suffrage Mural Event

 

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Seneca Falls, NY- Women’s Rights National Historical Park is pleased to partner with 2016 Global Mural Conference.  For 20 years the Global Mural Conference has convened, every two years, to celebrate and discuss the role of murals in communities all over the world.

The Conference is presented by the International Global Mural Arts & Cultural Tourism Association (the Association) to promote economic development in communities through the arts and culture by supporting the creation of partnerships between cities, artists, local business and commerce, economic development authorities and tourism organizations.

The Association was founded in 1997 in Chemainus, BC, Canada by Dr. Karl Schutz, who helped the town become a major tourist attraction through its murals programs. See “The Little Town That Did” published in the Smithsonian Magazine.

http://www.globalartsandtourism.net/global/html/smithsonian.html

This year’s conference will be held from September 18 – 24, 2016 at the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa 99 Woodcliff Drive, Fairport, NY where Artist Charles Johnston will paint a suffrage mural for Women’s Rights National Historical Park visitor center.  Charles Johnston, aka “C5” is a painter, sculptor, and muralist who has been creating public art for 25 years in concrete, mixed media and bronze. He explores motifs that are both site-specific and concept focused.

Superintendent Ami Ghazala stated, “Women’s Rights National Historical Park is thrilled to partner with the Association and artist Charlie Johnston. As we approach 2017, the New York State Suffrage Centennial, and 2020, the National Suffrage Centennial, we expect the mural to draw international and national visitors to Seneca Falls, the site of the first women’s rights convention.

Women’s Rights National Historical Park is open Wednesday-Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information about the park and upcoming programs, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-2991.  Follow us on Facebook (@WomensRightsNPS) and Twitter (#WomensRightsNPS). If you would like to receive email announcements about upcoming events send an email to wori_information_desk@nps.gov .