The Suffrage movement heroines included the many black women who not only fought for gender identification but maintained the fight for racial uplift, and enfranchisement in our culture. These pioneers blazed the path that was later continued in the civil rights movements.

In recognition of Black History Month and in the Centennial Year of the 19th Amendment we celebrate the lives of a selection of these outstanding women.

1. Mary Ann Shadd Cary

2. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

3. Charlotte Forten Grimke’

4. Gertrude Bustill Mossell

5. Ida. B. Wells

6. Nannie Helen Burroughs

7. Edna Griffin

A Resource Table of Historical Memorabilia from the collection of John Olson will also be on display as an extension of the Suffrage Exhibit.

Mary Kline-Misol's Sufferage Project:   Read the DSM Magazine article here  Full information about the project can be found on Mary Kline-Misol's website:




Previous Exhibits: 


December 6th through February 8th:  Views from the Road - landscape small works by John Evans, and oil painter Hans Eric Olson.


 Hans Eric Olson resides in Fairfield, Iowa where he spends many hours exploring the natural beauty of the Midwest. His bold use of color are revealed in his Iowa landscapes with strong use of light and shadows.   .  “What moves me is color, form and the energy brought together when the two become one.  As I evolve as an artist, I try to look beyond the beauty of Nature and dig deeper to create energy that moves the viewer.”

  John Evans resides in Richland, Iowa and primarily works in pastel and colored pencil. John maintained a professional career as an art instructor and artist for over 39 years and is now retired from education and in the studio full time. A Signature/Charter membership in the Iowa Pastel Society he is currently the President of this organization. 

  "I am a landscape painter. My subject matter is very traditional and my painting style floats between realism and impressionism. The Impressionists and Post Impressionists have greatly influenced me." - John Evans

  Both artists enjoy the "Plein-Air" style of painting, where the artist paints directly from nature, quickly trying to capture the rapidly changing light and shadows of the landscape.







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