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Art Exhibit Honoring the Life and Legacy of Cathay Williams to Open in Trinidad

Updated: Sep 16, 2023

For Immediate Release 

September 8, 2023

Art Exhibit Honoring the Life and Legacy of Cathay Williams to Open in Trinidad 

Trinidad, Colorado - On September 23rd, in partnership with History Colorado and the Trinidad History Museum, legally-blind 

artist and historian Chloé Duplessis will officially unveil her latest collections of works. 

SISTA SOLDIER is an immersive exhibit offered in celebration of Cathay Williams, the only known female Buffalo Soldier, and the first African American female to serve in the United States Army.

The exhibit will feature historical artifacts, original works of art, and handmade garments created from burlap, paper and ancestral fabric. 

Duplessis is the creator of Denver's first accessible "I VOTED" sticker and co - creator of the noted Holding Hope mural located in RiNo Art District

She has traveled to nine countries and 24 states in support of the work, and is known for creating art and immersive experiences that center accessibility and illuminate the lesser known stories of historical figures of color.

Opening Reception 

The opening reception will take place on September 23, 2023 at 11 am. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artist, experience the exhibit and participate in a live Q&A session.

Closing Ceremony 

The closing ceremony for the exhibit will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11 am. Attendees will participate in an ancestral release ceremony in celebration of Cathay Williams. 

All events will be held at the Trinidad History Museum, located at 312 E. Main street in Trinidad, Colorado. 

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the artist directly via email at or by phone at 720-793-4050. 

Tags:   Duplessis Art, Trinidad, Cathay Williams, Colorado Art, Fiber Art, Sista Soldier, Military Service, Accessibility, Buffalo Soldier


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