BEACON – In honor of Women’s History Month, Howland Public Library presents The Yellow Wallpaper Revisited, a Group Show. The exhibit will be on view in The Community Room Exhibit Space from March 10th to April 6th, 2018. An Artists’ Reception will be held on Saturday, March 10th, from 5 pm – 7 pm.
The exhibit features artwork by 30 local women artists inspired by the classic 19th century feminist short story, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Written in 1892, The Yellow Wallpaper tells the story of a young woman’s descent into madness while confined to a room with yellow wallpaper. With no other stimulation, she begins to obsess about the wallpaper’s pattern until she imagines there are many woman trapped inside the design.
The show is the fourth annual exhibit from the group CoMFY, a collective of women artists from the Beacon area. The group formed in 2011 when local artists Kat Stoutenborough and Jennifer Blakeslee invited some friends to a local coffee shop to talk. Inspired by their discussions about balancing life and their creative pursuits, the women began meeting on a regular basis. The group has grown and transformed over the years and while the women do not meet in person as often as they’d like to, the support network created has endured.
The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main Street, Beacon NY 12508. The Community Room Exhibit Space is open during regular library hours. Please note the gallery may not be accessible during some library programs. Please consult the library calendar at beaconlibrary.org.