Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College has sponsored a show called Beyond Rosie The Riveter: Women and Work. My work named ‘Because a Woman Has Her Place’ will be in this show.
The show runs from September 29, 2017 through October 21, 2017 at the Koehnline Museum of Art 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 847-635-2633. Hours Monday through Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday’s 11am-4pm.
Probably no figure more embodies the contributions of women to the United States labor force than Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon who represents the millions of women who worked in America’s factories, offices, and shipyards during WWII. But in fact, for generations women have been making vital contributions to their families and societies, and supporting their local economies as workers in both the private and public spheres. These contributions can be observed on multiple fronts. Women have worked, and continue to work, as unpaid homemakers, mothers and caregivers, and as drivers of family businesses and cottage industries. Women work as artists and craftspersons, and on the front lines of union organizing and other social justice work. They labor in factories and sweatshops, offices, retail outlets, in the military, in sports and entertainment arenas, and in the professions. Occasionally, women are able to break through the glass ceilings that prohibit most from entering the boardrooms, political arenas and other avenues of power and decision-making.