New Art Exhibit 'Women Depicting Women' Opens Feb. 2

New Art Exhibit ‘Women Depicting Women’ Opens Feb. 2

“Bliss” by Leah Mitchell will be featured in the exhibit.

The Aurora Public Art Commission will host the Opening Reception of “NEVERTHELESS: Women Depicting Women” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the Aurora Public Art Commission’s Third Floor Gallery, 20 E. Downer Place.

(CREDIT: Camille Iemmolo Facebook page)

“NEVERTHELESS: Women Depicting Women” is an invitational exhibit of paintings, photographs, and installation by 10 female artists: Sarah Baranski, Esther Espino, Lisa Green, Cynthia Hellyer-Heinz, Camille Iemmolo, Leah Mitchell, Ruti Modlin, Michele Norman, Angela Wilson and Zuri Washington.

Visitors can view the exhibit for free during the opening reception and from noon to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Saturday from Feb. 2 through March 11, 2018.

During the exhibit’s run, two additional events will be open to the community.

On Friday, March 2, the gallery will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for First Fridays; and at 8 p.m., when the Ready Freddies, an all-woman, Chicago-based Queen tribute band, will perform in the gallery.  A $5 donation is requested to attend the performance. On closing day, Sunday, March 11, a free panel discussion about women in the arts will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the gallery.

For more information, visit Aurora Public Art Commission website or Facebook page, or call (630) 256-3340.

About the Aurora Public Art Commission

The Aurora Public Art Commission is a civic organization dedicated to the presentation of public art in all its forms. APAC provides a formal art presence for the residents of the City of Aurora.

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