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Miami‑Dade Public Library and “Out of Chrysalis” present
Influential Women at Work: A Panel Discussion & Presentation

– Exhibition event moderated by local poet and fiction writer, Julie Tyler features all‑star panel –

(Miami, FL – April 9, 2015) The Miami‑Dade Public Library and "Out of Chrysalis," an art exhibit curated by Tesoro Carolina presents Influential Women at Work: A Panel Discussion & Presentation on Saturday, May 23, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Main Library 2nd floor exhibition space located at 101 West Flagler Street in Miami.

This exhibition event is moderated by local poet and fiction writer, Julie Tyler and features an all‑star panel of influential women including Tesoro Carolina, Maria Lino, Ellen Kanner, Glenda Galan, Juana Meneses, Laila Leder Kremer, Aquarela Sabol, Kat King and Leah Guzman. The event will also host a special flamenco performance by experimental flamenco artist Niurca Marquez and live painting by the “Out of Chrysalis” artists.

“Out of Chrysalis” runs from January 31st to May 30th at the Main Library’s 1st & 2nd Floor Exhibition Spaces and highlights the works of selected female artists from MDPLS’ Permanent Art Collection, as well as the works from five female artists that have been making a name for themselves in the local Miami Art scene.

Guest artists include Tesoro Carolina (street artist & photographer), Aquarela Sabol (street artist & oil painter), Leah Guzman (painter inspired by the brain & heart), Kat King (artist and book maker) and Deming King Harriman (paper collage artist). Female artists from the Library’s Permanent Art Collection featured in this exhibition include Carol Todaro, Faith Ringgold, Charo Oquet, Pamela Vander Zwan, Kathleen Hudspeth, Vanessa Tomchik, Michelle Weinberg, Vera Arias, Karla Turcios, Margarita Cano and many more.

About the Miami-Dade Public Library System

The Miami‑Dade Public Library System (MDPLS), a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami‑Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share, and create. The Library strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomics, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, art and culture and programs so that they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 50 locations, bookmobiles, special services, website (www.mdpls.org) and MDPLS iLibrary app, the library proudly serves more than 7 million annual visitors. In the more than 40 years of serving the community, the MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.

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