Remembered Voices | Local Artist Creates New Exhibit

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

The College of Charleston Libraries Special Collections is hosting a new free exhibit, Remembered Voices: Women in Literature, created by local artist Bette Mueller-Roemer.

On view in the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, the exhibit is composed of twelve porcelain sculptures, each representing a female literary character—from Sophocles’ Antigone to Lewis Carroll’s Alice. A small book accompanies each sculpture, identifying characters by name and featuring a quotation and source.

“Over the years I have spent many hours engrossed in books,” Mueller-Roemer said. “Along the way, I’ve encountered fascinating female characters who live in my memory; some from my reading years ago, others from more recent readings. Each of them has both frailties and strengths. How their lives unfolded and how they faced adversity are threads that bind them together. These women were the inspiration for the art in this exhibit.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

When: Now through June 14, 2019 | Monday—Friday, 9:00am—5:00pm

Where: Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library Special Collections | 205 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29402

Addlestone Library is accessible only to College of Charleston students, alumni, faculty, and staff, Friends of the Library, PASCAL visiting patrons, or those with appointments for services offered in the library. Cougar Cards, Alumni cards, FOL cards, PASCAL institution IDs, or appointment emails are required for entry. Virtual services are available at https://answers.library.cofc.edu/.

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