Artist Christine Heller using charcoal to draw two suffragist leaders, Matilda Joslyn Gage (right ) and Louisa Lord Riley (left). This mural was created in September 2017 at The History Center in Tompkins County, Ithaca, NY to celebrate the Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote in New York State. It was part of a show called Truth is the Only Safe Ground to Stand Upon which was also exhibited in 2017 at the Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, NY and the Kubiak Gallery, CANO, Oneonta, NY.
Suffragist Louisa Lord Riley was a local Ithaca suffrage organizer and Matilda Joslyn Gage was a New York State leader whose revolutionary theories about women were formed by her close alliance with the matriarchal societies of the Iroquois Confederacy.
Drawings and Prints in celebration of the 2017 Centennial of Women's Right to Vote in NY State.