Virtual Women’s Artwork Exhibit
Lynn Burkett’s Lucca Trees
A call for artwork created by women resulted in a virtual exhibit featuring 94 pieces submitted by 49 local and regional artists. Hosted by Mahopac Public Library, the Women’s Work/Working Women show began October 12, 2022, and runs through November 30, 2022. It can be viewed on the library’s YouTube channel.
The exhibit presents an exploration of imagery, materials and techniques utilized by women as they pursue their creative journey. The entries submitted include paintings, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, photography, graphic art, mixed media and collage.
Mahopac Public Library chose to host this virtual exhibit while the library building is temporarily closed to the public for renovations. The theme of “women’s work” was selected to emphasize the enduring role of women as creators—their experience as women at work, in the home and in the world.
Heidi Stein, one of the women whose work is featured, describes her artmaking process this way: “Everything I do with paint and paper is an exploration and an experiment. The way I approach art is to always ask myself, ‘What happens if?’ In order to make big pieces of finished art, I try to paint daily. Most exercisers know the value of keeping muscles in motion and cell memory. The same seems to be true for art—we need daily play and regular activity of making art-conscious decisions to remain in good shape.”
To view the virtual exhibit, visit YouTube.com/watch?v=1lZESqHxlOA. For more information, call 845.628.2009, ext. 108, or visit MahopacLibrary.org.