Be a part of Fort Collins History: Help us recognize notable women in our community!
Zonta Club of Fort Collins is excited to create the first Historic Women's Public Art Exhibit called "Her Legacy: Women of Fort Collins" (dba Living Her Legacy) in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. This art/education exhibit will recognize women with ties to Fort Collins who have contributed to the fabric of our community. The exhibit will recognize 48 women total over the course of three years. We are Recognizing women's accomplishments to inspire girls futures. Join our movement today to inspire girls futures.
This art/education exhibit concept was initiated by Patti Smith, RN a member of Zonta when she visited the Denver Convention Center in 2013. The portraits concept has been created by local artist Rachael Davis, MFA, CSU who is our Art Director/Portrait artist and will provide the community with educational and historic value. We have two additional artists that have joined our team in 2017: Trish Murtha and Isis Lanigan.
Our project includes creating curriculum from elementary to college level courses to deepen students' understanding of these women who have made a difference in our community and their personal journeys. We will also provide 5th grade girl role model/mentor art workshops and success for teens curriculum for Title I elementary schools and under served populations of teen-aged girls, teen moms 16-19 years and for our community at large.
The purpose of the art exhibit is to educate our community about our Legacy Honorees impact and to inspire women and girls in their own innate potential and possibility as they learn from these courageous women. The art exhibit will benefit the community greatly by adding to Fort Collins' identity as a cultural center and tourist destination.