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Quaker Murals Fireside Chat

Published: Sept. 2, 2022


Dear Friends,

I have some news for those who are interested in further information on the significant Quaker artist, Olive Rush.  My article, “Olive Rush and Her Legacy” was published in the March/April 2020 issue of Western Friend.  The Santa Fe Monthly Meeting is still wrestling with the issues of preserving Rush’s legacy. However, the decision on the future of the Olive Rush Studio and its Collection seems relevant to a broader Quaker community and not just one small meeting.  In March 2022, I presented a slide lecture on Olive Rush’s mural paintings for the National New Deal Preservation Association of New Mexico.  A copy of that Fireside Chat presentation “Olive Rush’s Paintings on the Walls of New Mexico.” Is now posted online on the New Deal association’s website. Please enjoy this close look at Olive Rush’s work.

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from Bettina Rafael, Santa Fe Friends Meeting (8/30/3033)