‘Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote’ Exhibition and Panel

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Melinda Beck Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote In collaboration with AIGA NWA and TheatreSquared, the School of Art graphic design program, in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, is pleased to present ‘Get Out The Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote’ exhibition. The Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote exhibition is a […]


Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women's Vote

Melinda Beck

Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote

In collaboration with AIGA NWA and TheatreSquared, the School of Art graphic design program, in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, is pleased to present ‘Get Out The Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote’ exhibition.

The Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote exhibition is a collection of 65 posters by 71 women commemorating the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote in 1920. It was the first legislation for women’s voting rights. Not until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 were voting rights of all women protected and enforced.

The traveling exhibition was created in collaboration with the national chapter of AIGA, League of Women Voters and Nonprofit VOTE. They activated a community of designers to create a collection of nonpartisan public art and messages celebrating the 100 years of women’s voting rights, and with the hope of motivating the American public to vote in the upcoming election. 

Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote is currently available for physically distanced viewing at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville through October, with half of the exhibition viewable from outside. The posters are also viewable online and free to download. 


Poster for "Get out the Vote" exhibition by Marty Maxwell Lane
A poster created by Marty Maxwell Lane for the exhibition “Get Out the Vote.”

Marty Maxwell Lane, School of Art associate director and associate professor of graphic design, was one of the 71 women selected to design a poster for this exhibition. 

“I was honored to be invited to design a poster for this exhibition last year when it was first in development and after seeing the body of work come together, I knew I had to get the exhibition to Fayetteville,” said Lane. “This year is such an important year for women to vote. It’s been exciting and energizing to see everyone who has volunteered their time and efforts into making this project come to life in Fayetteville. I’m hopeful that energy will continue to the polls.”

Join AIGA curator Kelly Salchow MacArthur, New York based designer Kelly Walters and local activists and organizers Raven Cook and Jenna Blakemen, Thursday, October 15 at 5 p.m. for a panel discussion about the exhibition moderated by local designer and School of Art adjunct professor Aricka Lewis.

The exhibition and panel are free and open to the public. Please register for the panel discussion at nwa.aiga.org.

Catalogs for the exhibit are available at the TheatreSquared box office, at Maxine’s TapRoom, or by request from Marty Maxwell Lane. The exhibition and panel are brought to you by AIGA NWA, TheatreSquared, and The University of Arkansas’ School of Art Graphic Design Program.

A special thanks to Dave Gibbs, Marc Mitchell, Maryam Amirvaghefi, Jonathan Green, Taylor Loftin, Ty Barnes, Michael LeBlanc, Melissa Loney, Allie Harris, Payton Harris, Piper Hart, Aricka Lewis, Farzane Abolbashari, Kat Harris, Annie Lefforge and Christine Foltz, all School of Art faculty and students who have helped make this exhibition and panel discussion happen.


A photo of the exterior of the Theatre Squared building in Fayetteville
The exterior of the TheatreSquared building in downtown Fayetteville. Photo by Kat Harris

 

 

 

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