In Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Women’s Rights National Historical Park Presents Art Exhibits by Artists Andrea Arroyo and Felipe Galindo

 

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Seneca Falls, NY – In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 17th through October 15th, Women’s Rights National Historical Park will be exhibiting the works of world renowned artists Andrea Arroyo and Felipe Galindo. A reception will be held for the public to meet the artists at Women’s Rights National Historical Park’s Visitor Center on Saturday, September 17th , from 2­:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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Andrea Arroyo’s exhibition, “Natural (S)elections” features drawings and site specific works that examine the status of women in society and commemorate extraordinary historic and contemporary women. Among the works on display will be “Women of the Forest,” a piece consisting of layered paper and acetate scrolls featuring female figures. This work references mythological stories while connecting the real life leaders of the Women’s Movement past and present. Andrea Arroyo is an award winning artist whose work is in the permanent collections of The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution, The National Museum of Mexican Art, and the New York Public Library.

 

Felipe Galindo ‘s exhibit titled, “Manhatitlan, Mexican and American Cultures Intertwine” is an award winning project inspired by the convergence of Mexican and American cultures. “Manhatitlan” is a name Galindo coined that merges the word Manhattan (the Lenape-Algonquin name for Manhattan) with the Aztec name of Mexico City, Tenochtitlan. Galindo creates humorous art in a variety of media and his drawings have appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Mad Magazine, and other publications world-wide. Currently, his artwork is featured in the MTA’s Poetry in Motion posters in subway cars throughout New York City and his permanent public art project, “Magic Realism in Kingsbridge” is installed on the 231st Station in New York City.

 

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