Power to women!

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By The Staff

If you haven’t seen aj Melnick’s exhibit, “New Mexico Women Making a Difference,” at the Los Alamos Historical Museum, there is no need to panic that the opportunity has slipped through your fingers.

The museum is extending the exhibit through the end of July, with  a possibility that it will remain at the historical building through the end of August.

“I think it’s a very attractive show that appeals to a wide spectrum of people,” Hedy Dunn, director of the museum, said.

As is characteristic of Melnick’s work, the exhibit, “New Mexico Women Making a Difference” is inclusive – with women from various fields and representative of the multi-cultural New Mexico population.

Almost a century after achieving the vote, women are beginning to take their proper places as partners in American society.

The focus of the show is to emphasize that leadership in fields such as government, health, the arts, education and political activism can and has been achieved by women. Each portrait not only shows the women in an appropriate setting, but also includes biographical information.

The exhibit highlights only a small handful of the talented, perceptive and bright women who make our state a better place to live.

This exhibit can be seen from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

For further information, call Hedy Dunn at 662-6272.

Editor’s Note: Above are a few women photographer aj Melnick featured in the exhibit.  On the left is Mary Jane Garcia, who earned the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Women of New Mexico in 2007. Next is Consuelo Luz, a musician, recording artist and former Artist in  Residence in the New Mexico schools. The  last image is of Nancy Youngblood, the winner of “Best of Show” at the 1989 Santa Fe Indian  Market and  recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2004.