Melody Epperson: 100 + 1: Women and the Vote
Jefferson County School District Teacher Solo Exhibition
Teachers who guide and inspire their students are an important part of the Jeffco High School Art Exhibition, and many teachers are artists themselves. The Jeffco Teacher Solo Exhibition highlights one such teacher and artist, Melody Epperson. Epperson taught in Jefferson County for 30 years and attended Jeffco schools K-12th grade. She did the majority of her time at Jeffco Open School (29 years of teaching and 7 years as a student). While at Lakewood High School she was included in the Jeffco High School Art exhibition at the Arvada Center.
Originally planned to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020, Melody Epperson’s collection “100 Plus One” includes women such as suffragists, Kamala Harris, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Shirley Chisholm. This show is a celebration of American women, their vision, and their persistence.
Access an Audio Tour of this exhibition to hear directly from the artist!