February 21, 2014

“Parallel Arts–Women Create!” is a multimedia tribute to Women’s History Month hosted by the State Library of Ohio and presented by the Greater Columbus Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) in partnership with the State Library of Ohio and Ohioana Library Association . Visitors will enjoy many creations by Central Ohio women professionals in the fields of visual art, music, and writing. Displays by current NLAPW members will include recently published books, original musical scores, and visual arts in various media including fiber arts, paint, mixed media, prints of commissioned public art, and photography. The Ohioana Library will display archival items from the early days of the NLAPW’s Columbus Chapter as well as letters, photos, and flyers from the women’s suffrage and temperance movements.

The exhibit runs March 3–28 in the lobby of the State Library of Ohio, 274 E. First Ave., Columbus, 43201, from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. daily. The public is invited to a free reception Friday, March 7, from 5–8 p.m. that will include live music, art demonstrations, readings, and artist talks. Admission and parking are free.

Media Contact:

Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Public Information Officer and Director, Marketing & Communications (614) 644-6875 marshams@library.ohio.gov