Faces: Women Suffragists will be exhibited at two locations this year, with an opening reception of 6 to 8 p.m. March 9 at the Broome County Arts Council at 81 State St., Suite 501, in Binghamton. The exhibits showcase classical realist life-size portrait drawings of iconic suffragists throughout history rendered in charcoal, pencil and mixed media. They were created by Associate Professor Patricia Evans’ Beginning Drawing students, and are accompanied by historical photos and life stories.
Faces: Women Suffragists will be at the Broome County Arts Council through March 28; hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will be at Christ Church at 10 Henry Street on the First Friday of December: Dec. 7, 2018.
An opening reception of Faces: The Holocaust will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 9 in the lobby of 5 Riverside Drive, with an artist talk running from 7 to 7:20 p.m. during the April 6 First Friday event. The show continues through April 28. Portraits represent survivors and non-survivors of the Holocaust, rendered in charcoal, pencil and mixed media.
Each semester, Professor Evans’ students focus on a marginalized and overlooked group of people, drawing attention to the sacrifice and struggle that it takes to make a difference. Her students take on the challenge of researching individual roles then begin the process of creating a likeness based on archival photographs.