The Art of Being: Woman exhibit arrives at Richland Library

February 21, 2022

18 Artists to Display Their Work in The Gallery through April 15

Columbia, SC – Richland Library welcomes The Art of Being: Woman to our Main location (1431 Assembly Street) starting February 25.

The exhibition amplifies and examines the glorious and distressing parts of being a woman. Featuring meaningful works by 18 local artists and poets, it celebrates the love, struggle, pain, hope and art of being a woman.

Bringing to the table eclectic lived experiences, these artists remind us of the challenges  women face when it comes to equality, empowerment, family, gender roles and self-expression through art.

This unique gallery encompasses a variety of mediums from oil and acrylic paintings, to ceramic sculpture, creative dance, storytelling and poetry. Richland Library customers may recognize works from Allison Moore, Tammaka Staley, Ara-Viktoria McKinney Bookman and Martha Brim, four former Artists-in-Residence who will be featured among the 18 contributors.

The Art of Being: Woman runs through Friday, April 15.

For questions, please contact Anika Thomas at 803-530-4621 or [email protected].


About Richland Library

Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.