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Women’s History Month Art Show at DAWC in March

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St., is hosting a month-long art show featuring female artists.

The center’s galleries are open from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and by appointment.

The show includes tributes to world-famous artists Mary Cassatt, who was the only American artist who exhibited with the French Impressionists; Georgia O’Keeffe, noted for her southwestern oils and huge floral close-ups; Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter who often expressed her suffering through self-portraits; and Kathe Kollwitz, a German artist who excelled in expressive drawings prompted by the horrors of war.

The show also includes original work by local artists Julie Kiefer-Bell, with a large-scale luminous oil painting of a white poppy; Dorothea Bilder, featuring three forms of printmaking; Kimberly Mullarkey, showing large graphite and charcoal drawings inspired by plant life; Anna Marie Coveny, displaying wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics; Nancy Baker, showcasing quilting, tie-dying, coiling and garden towers; Mary von Zellen, sharing collage and drawings; Siew Lian Lim, writing poetry and painting a landscape from her recent trip to Southeast Asia; and Marilyn Hrymak, presenting upcycled art.

A opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. The event is free and open to the public.

An accessible lift can be accessed from the alley north of the building. Parking is available on the street and in the DAWC parking lot 1/2 block south on Eleventh Street. 

For more information, call 815-758-1351 or email

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