Women in Mythology Paintings at the Parthenon
Opening at the Parthenon is a new show by local artist Rachael McCampbell, Women in Mythology. This collection of large-scale, contemporary paintings, which depict goddesses in various scenes from Greek mythology, is a perfect complement to the Parthenon, the world-famous temple to the goddess Athena. McCampbell has chosen to illustrate moments when the mythological women display both great strengths and weaknesses, moments of glory and despair.
“Their stories and struggles are archetypal and timeless and relate to women even today. Our examination of the human condition through myths and stories is something we never tire of,” McCampbell says.
The show exhibits in the Parthenon, East Gallery, July 17–November 27, 2010. Artist’s reception, which is free and open to the public, occurs Friday, July 23, from 6–8 p.m.