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Path of Perseverance Women's Suffrage Mural Colorful Painting by Susan Harkins

In October of 2020 the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts announced a partnership to create public art for selected sites across the United States to honor the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The amendment secured women’s right to vote in the U.S. Constitution when it was certified on August 26, 1920.  

I was honored to be selected as the artist representing the New England region and worked closely with the panel to develop and evolve the mural concept from what was initially proposed. The installation process began in September and was officially released to the public in November 2021. An official commemorative event took place June 24th, 2022.

Path of Perseverance
72 Lisbon Street, Lewsiton, Maine
2021 | Public Art Fountain Mural
National Endowment for the Arts | L/A Arts

If you’re interested in seeing more progress shots and background info on this project – check out this blog post.