ALAMOSA (February 9) – The Adams State University Hatfield Gallery, in conjunction with the second annual Women’s Week, will feature an exhibit by women. Women’s Voices in Art opens February 16 and continues through March 12. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Art Building.

Last year, sociology major Tori Martinez ’15 initiated the idea for a Women’s Week. With support from students, professors, and staff she helped organize a week of activities to celebrate women. This year the ASU Women’s Week activities will take place from March 7 through March 14 and include Women’s Voices in Art.

Taking a ceramics class with Jennifer Gawronski, assistant professor of art, inspired Martinez to host women artists in the Hatfield Gallery. “Being from the valley myself, I really think it is important to acknowledge local artists. Women’s Week is a perfect time to honor our local female artists.”

Artists include Annaliesa Connor-Meissner, Adrienne Garbini, Kelsey Hauck, Mary Hoffman, Amy Kucera, Kay Malouff, Tori Martinez, Viola Martinez, Evelyn McLean, Charise Mixa, Laura Murphy, Linda Pacheco-Demski, Sue Patterson, Linda Relyea, Rita Roberts, and Sibyl Teague.

“It was important for me that the show be eclectic,” Tori said. “There isn’t just one type of art, and I wanted to show the work of various art forms.” Along with artwork by Tori, her grandmother, Viola Martinez’ weaving will also be on exhibit. “My grandparents were weavers and my grandfather’s work is at the Smithsonian. I am honored to share my grandmothers weaving at this art show. My family is very excited about it as well.”

For more information contact the Art Department at 719-587-7823. For more information about ASU Women’s Week, visit