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The Art of Suffrage: Struggle, Sacrifice and Success @ Kenan House Gallery
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm

February & March | The Art of Suffrage: Struggle, Sacrifice and Success. Several events including an exhibition at Kenan House Gallery February 9 – March 29. Tea & Tour on February 23.

The Art of Suffrage: Struggle, Sacrifice and Success

Kenan House Gallery & Taylor Theater
February 9 – March 29

The 19th Amendment will celebrate the centennial of the passage in 2020. The amendment secured women the right to vote after a decades long battle. The Kenan Center will be celebrating this movement between February and March of 2020. This project is a public service, a history lesson and an object lesson in the importance of women’s right to vote. The exhibit is brought to the Kenan Center by Mary Brennan Taylor and the Lockport Public Arts Council.


The Art of Suffrage: Struggle, Sacrifice and Success
Kenan House Gallery

Opening Reception: February 9, 2020 2-5PM
Tea & Tour: February 22, 2020, 1-3PM
February 23, 2020, 1-3PM (Sold Out)

This exhibit will be composed of multi-dimensional art focusing on the struggles, sacrifices, martyrdom, pageantry and ultimate victory of one of the most significant civil rights battles in American history. The core of the exhibit will be Mary Brennan-Taylor’s personal collection of suffrage memorabilia collected over the past 40 years including historically significant artifacts from the second wave of the suffrage battle from circa 1900-1920. The exhibit will offer a Tea and Tour from 1-3pm on February 23 for $25 per person. Call 716-433-2617 to register for Tea & Tour, space limited. Update: BOTH THE FEBRUARY 22 & 23 TEA and TOUR ARE SOLD OUT.

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Mary Walton: A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot
Taylor Theater Author Talk

February 28, 2020, 7PM

Mary Walton has written four previous works of nonfiction. For twenty-two years, until 1994, she was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she wrote scores of articles as a staff writer for the Sunday Inquirer magazine. She has also written for the New York Times, Washingtonian, the Washington Monthly, the American Journalism Review, and PBS. Admission is free. Click here to donate towards this event.

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Tina Cassidy: Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the Right to Vote
Taylor Theater Author Talk

March 7, 2020 4PM

Tina Cassidy writes about women and culture. A former journalist who spent most of her career at the Boston Globe covering business, fashion and politics, she is the Chief Marketing Officer of WGBH. Cassidy serves on the board of The Conversation US. She lives in the Boston area with her husband, the author Anthony Flint, their three sons, and a Norfolk Terrier named Dusty. Admission is free. Click here to donate towards this event.

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Susan B. Anthony Alive: A One Woman’s Show
Taylor Theater Performance

March 21, 2020, 7:30PM

Susan B. Anthony had a 50+ years’ commitment to causes that included the abolition of slavery, women’s rights to their own property and earnings, and women’s right to vote, demonstrating a will unbroken by circumstance or obstacle. When the suffragist movement was threatened by an ideological split, it was Ms. Anthony who engineered the reunion of the two factions. Ms. Anthony did not live to see women’s suffrage, but she knew not to give in, not to give up. Her story will be told by historical actress Christina Rausa.

Admission ranges from $10-20. Click here for tickets. Space is limited. Share on Facebook!

Jazz at the Taylor: Pat Labarbera Sextet @ Kenan Arena
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

March 14 | Jazz at the Taylor presents Pat Labarbera Sextet Toronto-Based, Juno Award-Winning Saxophonist.

On March 14, 2020, Juno Award-winning saxophonist Pat Labarbera brings a sextet that includes members of the Buffalo Jazz Collective in a rare Western New York appearance.

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Universally considered one of the world’s most exciting saxophonists, Toronto-based Labarbera is well known for his work with Louis Bellson, Woody Herman and the legendary Buddy Rich Band.

Joining Labarbera in the intimate Taylor Theater are Mark Filsinger on trumpet; Paul LaDuca on bass; John Bacon on drums; and Lisa Hasselback on piano.

Join us at the Kenan Center’s Taylor Theater in advance of the Jazz at the Taylor performance for the opening reception of photography by Jeff Tracy at 5:30PM. Works will be on view in the Taylor Theater meeting room, showcasing a variety of photographer from Taylor Theater events including Jazz at the Taylor Carriage House Players performances and more.

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