Commission on Women
Artist Selected for Kentucky Women Remembered

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, January 17, 2006  
Contact Information:  KENTUCKY COMMISSION ON WOMEN
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
CAPITAL PLAZA TOWER, 2ND FLOOR
500 MERO STREET
FRANKFORT, KY 40601
PHONE: (502) 564-6643
FAX: (502) 564-2315
WWW.WOMEN.KY.GOV
KCW@KY.GOV
CONTACT: HALEY M. SIMPSON, PROJECT MANAGER
 


FRANKFORT, Ky.--The Kentucky Commission on Women (KCW) is pleased to announce that Mary Lou Hall of Elizabethtown has been selected as the artist for Kentucky Women Remembered 2006, an annual KCW project.

 

Kentucky Women Remembered began in 1978, and consists of portraits depicting outstanding women in Kentucky’s history.  The exhibit found a permanent home in the West Wing of the Capitol in 1996 after many years of traveling around the state.  Thousands of visitors to our state Capitol view the portraits each year and learn about the heritage and contributions of Kentucky Women.

 

Each year, the KWR committee selects one to three Kentucky women to become part of the exhibit and assure their rightful place in our state’s history.  Nominations for both the exhibit, and the artist, are accepted in the fall.  This year the portraits will be unveiled in the Capitol Rotunda on March 2, 2006 at 1:00 p.m.   

 

For more information, please visit our Web site at www.women.ky.gov or contact Haley M. Simpson at (502) 564-6643.

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The Kentucky Commission on Women works to improve the status of the women of Kentucky, educates the public about issues and challenges pertaining to women, and acts as an informational clearinghouse for women around the Commonwealth.