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October 3, 2017 > Hayward Celebrates Women!

Hayward Celebrates Women!

Submitted By Winifred Thompson

Hayward City Hall will be the site of the first Northern California Pen Women Art show Ð ÒCelebrate Women!Ó Ð in the John OÕLague Galleria, October 2 Ð November 17. Celebrate Women! presents outstanding works from 60 very accomplished artists, writers, and musicians, some of whom have won international acclaim.

In 1897, three well-known women writers were shunned by their male counterparts in Washington, D.C. The disgruntled ladies formed the National League of American Pen Women (, which promotes women writers, artists, and musicians. Nationwide, over 1,300 members meet at 73 branches for support and inspiration.

This first regional exhibit hosted by the Diablo/Alameda branch showcases local and area artists representing many media. "Women who joyfully share their passions and talents leave a creative mark on society and a positive impression on the world,Ó says Northern California President Dorothy Atkins. The Diablo/Alameda branch has annual art shows and gives cash awards to students.

Certificates of appreciation from National President Virginia Campbell will be presented by Northern California President Atkins to the Mayor of Hayward Barbara Halliday and the Hayward City Council; Supervisors Nate Miley, Dist. 4; Richard Valle, Dist. 2; and Wilma Chan, Dist. 3 in appreciation of their support for the arts in the greater Hayward area.

Well-known artists featured in the show include Jill Adler of Stockton, who produced a beautiful video showcasing the wide variety of media used by local and regional artists in this exhibit. See it on YouTube by searching ÒCelebrate Women! Art Show.Ó Debbie Patrick, chosen as Artist of the Year in the Marin County Fair this summer, will exhibit ÒBackstage,Ó and Pleasanton watercolorist and teacher Charlotte Severin will exhibit ÒCelebrationÓ painted on yupo paper.

The reception is Friday, October 6 in Hayward City Hall, and popular Celtic singer and harpist Margaret Davis of the Margaret & Kristoph duo will perform.

Celebrate Women! is sponsored by the Hayward Arts Council (HAC), which stimulates community interest in visual and performing arts, promotes opportunities for artists to exhibit, and encourages public participation in free art demonstrations. Visit for more gallery exhibits and events.

Celebrate Women!
Monday, Oct 2 Ð Friday, Nov 17
Monday Ð Friday, 9 a.m. Ð 5 p.m.

Friday, Oct 6
5:30 p.m. Ð 7:30 p.m.

John OÕLague Galleria
Hayward City Hall
777 B St, Hayward
(510) 538-2787

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