DAR Display Celebrates Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote

Jan 23, 2019
Artwork by: Linda Reddington

The Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City will host an art exhibit sponsored by the John Mathis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the branch’s meeting room throughout February. A reception will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. During the reception there will be period clothing in addition to the art on display.

Cathleen Engelsen, chapter vice regent and participating artist, said the exhibit will celebrate 100 years of women’s right to vote and the women’s suffrage movement. There will be an additional month-long exhibit in the lobby showcase featuring items with significance to the movement.

“This is our third year of doing an exhibit at the library,” she said. “The first one was a tribute to George Washington, and last year’s theme was the 100th anniversary of the end of World War II.”

Engelsen said participating artists include Paul Hartelius, Carol Freas, Linda Ramsey, Clara Sue Beym, Linda Werner, Dorothy Van Tronk and Bernadette Callanan.

“I’ll be exhibiting ‘Make It Happen,’ a community painting I did at the last Maker’s Festival where I invited everyone that passed by my booth to help me paint their logo words,” she said. “More than 35 people and children participated.”

In addition, Engelsen said she would have vintage clothing of that time period on display.

For more information, contact the branch at 609-494-2480. E.E.

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