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'Women in the Heights' Exhibition Shows Off Local Artists' Work

By Carla Zanoni | February 28, 2011 2:41pm | Updated on March 1, 2011 4:50am

By Carla Zanoni

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

UPPER MANHATTAN — National Women's History month is getting a decidedly local flavor with the launch of a celebratory exhibition of works by female artists who live and work in Inwood and Washington Heights.  

Art created by nearly 30 Upper Manhattan women will be on display at Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance's "Women in the Heights – Perspectives" show, beginning Thursday, March. 3.

The show — curated by Mexican-born, Washington Heights resident and artist Andrea Arroyo — is the second all women exhibition hosted by NoMAA.

Last year, the show featured 24 artists and brought in more than 200 people on opening night.

This year the show will feature art by 28 women.

"These women have a different point of view and perspective," Sandra García-Betancourt, executive director and CEO of NoMAA, said of how the uptown artists differ from their downtown counterparts. "We want people to know that about them."

The show will include the following artists: Anna Lee Campbell, Dawn K. Chase, Karin Dando-Haenisch, Risa Hirsch Ehrlich, Leah Foster, fulana, Claudia Gill, Magda Carolina Gómez, Michelle Orsi Gordon, Kathleen Granados, Laurence Groux, Maggie Hernandez, Lucia Hierro, Beatrice Lebreton, Lilia Levin, Trish Mayo, Groana Melendez, Rosa Naparstek, Anita Pantin, Kristine Paulus, Anca Pedvis, Carolina Penafiel, Mary Sauer, Diana Schmertz, Elizabeth Starcevic, Maida Sunley, Emily Weissman and Gesche Würfel.

Show runs from March 3 through April 30 at 178 Bennett Ave., at 189th Street, 3rd floor. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

Opening night, March 3, 6 to 8 p.m. RSVP: 212-568-4396 or info@nomaanyc.org.