Celebrating women on 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment

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    The symbol of woman, repeated 19 times to symbolize the 19th Amendment by Licia McDonald links the rest of the Celebrating Women exhibit, Monday at the KSA gallery at the Kukui Grove Center.

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    Symbol of women representing 19 amendements before women were allowed to vote by Licia McDonald points the way to other exhibits depicting the trials and tribulations of women, Monday at the collaborative Kaua‘i Society of Women and American Association of University Women exhibit celebrating women that opened at the KSA gallery at the Kukui Grove.

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    RoseAnne Jones of the AAUW and the Kaua‘i Society of Artists speaks with Elliot Lucas of the Kaua‘i Film Academy about the release of the video interviewing six local personalities about women of leadership and courage, Monday at the KSA gallery at the Kukui Grove Center.

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    RoseAnne Jones of the AAUW and the Kaua‘i Society of Artists works on the exhibit theme sign, Monday at the KSA gallery at the Kukui Grove Center.

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    Visitors to the collaborative Celebrating Women exhibit react to a Jean Luxney piece, Monday when the multi-media exhibit opened at the KSA gallery at the Kukui Grove Center.

LIHU‘E — The video will be out in a couple of days, said RoseAnne Jones of the American Association of University Women, and the Kaua‘i Society of Artists, Monday when the multi-media exhibit opened its doors at the KSA gallery at the Kukui Grove Center.

Elliot Lucas of the Kaua‘i Film Academy was working out the final edits for the piece that interviewed six local personalities on the lives of women of leadership and courage.

“This will be out on YouTube,” Jones said. “We also have a DVD loop playing at the exhibit that people are able to enjoy with social distancing.”

The collaborative exhibit celebrating women of leadership and courage and a retrospective of women is open for viewing through Aug. 23 from noon until 4 p.m. And during the special hours of noon until 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 18, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the AAUW Kaua‘i, the Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i, the Mokihana Club, the YWCA of Kaua‘i, and the Zonta Clubs of Kaua‘i, and Hanalei will be available to discuss their roles in supporting and assisting women. These representatives will be available from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., and may be joined by some of the creators of the curated art show.

“They’ll have tables outside the gallery for social distancing,” Jones said. “We had this vision back before the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the pandemic interruption, we’re doing it now because it is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote.”

While viewing the timeline of the suffragette movement provided by the AAUW, Jones pointed out the anti-movement depictions.

“This is a very good exhibit for young people to take in,” Jones said. “It offers motivation and inspiration for the causes they’re advocating for, today.”

Rounding out the experience, a curated art show presents the trials and tribulations of women, including a piece by Licia McDonald that is available either as a set of 19 symbols of women, and the amendments leading to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Sale of this, or pieces, exhibit benefit the YWCA of Kaua‘i.

There is no admission to view the exhibit, but donations benefiting the Kaua‘i Society of Artists are welcome.

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