Jurors selected Ahead of Her Time into the exhibit, "A History Of ..." at the David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery at Tamarack.
Designed by Eleanor Roosevelt, this West Virginia town, established in 1935, provides a haven for active residents into our own time. Her vision for a thriving community included ample sidewalks, safe streets, many parks, and wooded trails so that citizens could access, free of charge, many ways to get outdoors for fresh air, exercise and recreation. She was a woman ahead of her time.
This 11” x 14” original, Ahead of Her Time, is drawn with archival quality, permanent India ink on acid-free Strathmore Bristol board for lasting impressions. The drawing is mounted in an acid-free, white matt with a black liner that sets off the crisp clarity of the black ink drawing. The matted artwork is mounted into a satin black 16” x 20” frame, wired and ready to hang in your home or office.
Ahead of Her Time is one of a series of original artworks by Pat Cross on the desirability and viability of living in this small town designed by Eleanor Roosevelt and how that plays out into our modern day.
This program, Eleanor’s 2020 Vision, is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.