“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.”
From the poem Käthe Kollwitz by Muriel Rukeyser, The World Split Open: Artistic Responses to the Women’s Rights Movement and Its Legacy is the Tioga Arts Council’s juried March art exhibition. The show will open on Friday, March 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tioga Arts Council, located at 179 Front St. in Owego.
This poem not only celebrates an important female artist and activist, Käthe Kollwitz, but it also acknowledges the need to tell truths, to share stories, and to make art in order to change the world.
2020 is a seminar year; it marks the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment. To honor the occasion, TAC put out a call for entries – for men and women – to create art that tells truths, shares stories, and creates opportunities for dialogue around the American women’s experience.
In addition to the exhibition, there will also be a free artist panel on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at the Tioga Arts Council.
Call 687-0758 to learn more, or visit www.tiogaartscouncil.org.