LA County debuts artwork of six artists for 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment


Los Angeles County this week debuted a half dozen artworks in honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the U.S.

The county’s Department of Arts and Culture collaborated with the Women and Girls Initiative to commission the art, which is intended to reflect a diversity of women and perspectives and highlight themes such as empowerment, civic engagement, resiliency and the right to vote.

The county has made the artwork available through digital downloads to be made into posters, and the Los Angeles County Library is featuring three of the designs on its latest special edition library cards. The cars are available at all library locations currently offering sidewalk service.

  • “Why We Vote” by Ragni Agarwal. (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture)

  • “Not done yet” by Andrea Monroe. (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture)

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  • “Mary” by Clarence J Williams III. (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture)

  • “Resistance and Restitution” by Moses X Ball. (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture)

  • “Unify” by Amy Smith. (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture)

  • “Raise your Voice” by Laura Vazquez Rodriguez. (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture)

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The cards function like a traditional library card, with the same benefits. Existing library cards may be exchanged for the new designs, free of charge.

“These remarkable artworks illustrate the breadth of the movement for women’s suffrage and our persistence as we continue the fight for full equality 100 years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment,” Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said in a statement. “Every time someone uses one of these library cards, it will remind them that our struggle has a long history and it continues still.”

The artwork by six artists — four women and two men — is available at lacountyarts.org.

“I am thrilled that L.A. County Library is a partner in this momentous, cross-departmental collaboration celebrating the suffragists’ struggle and achievements with these creative works,” Library Director Skye Patrick said in a statement. “We know that many library fans cherish their library cards as collectibles, and we hope that these cards, which commemorate such a significant time in our history, will hold special value for our customers.”

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Source:  https://www.dailynews.com/2020/10/16/los-angeles-county-debuts-artwork-of-six-artists-for-100th-anniversary-of-the-ratification-of-the-19th-amendment/



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