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Pen Women 90th Anniversary Exhibit Reception
October 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A special anniversary reception will be held on October 13th between 5:30-7:30 pm for the Onondaga Historical Museum’s National League of American Pen Women 90th Anniversary Exhibit at 321 Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse.
The National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (NLAPW), an organization of professional women artists, composers, and writers, serves communities through the arts. NLAPW has chapters throughout the U.S., including the CNY chapter. NLAPW chapters offer seminars, workshops, art exhibits, readings, concerts, and outreach programs to promote the arts. The Central NY chapter of NLAPW was founded in 1926 and has promoted and encouraged the development of creative talents throughout the CNY community through its Poetry/Art contest. In addition to the Poetry/Art contest, the CNY members participate actively in the local arts scene as visual artists, writers, poets, genealogists, and lecturers.
The exhibit features 90 years of the CNY chapter’s history, including artwork, poetry, photographs, books, and other writings, as well as awards. The exhibit also includes a loan of an original 1928 photograph of Pen Women taken outside the White House with President Calvin Coolidge. The framed photograph includes a very young Dorothy Lowell Wakker, a current resident of Lyncourt, NY.