365 Days in the Gallery – February 9, 2012


My name is Michaelanne, and I am a student intern at Bush Barn Art Center. All interns have a special project, and I am thrilled to be working on an upcoming exhibit that will honor the centennial of women’s right to vote in Oregon. Abigail Scott Duniway, remembered as the “Mother of Equal Suffrage,” hand-wrote and signed the Women’s Suffrage Proclamation in 1912.  Fittingly, this exhibit will employ calligraphy as the artistic medium. Both calligraphy and the hand-written Proclamation have significance that transcends the physical lettering: there is an aesthetic value to calligraphy, and there is a passionate drive and legislative significance behind Duniway’s written words. By using calligraphy for this exhibit, we are striving to combine the two.


Abigail Scott Duniway signing the Women's Suffrage Proclamation 1912

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