Bearded Lady Project Coming to Toledo Area

Maumee, Ohio – July 2, 2018 American Frame is proud to sponsor and host The Bearded Lady Project at its showroom beginning July 5.

The Bearded Lady Project, a nationally touring photography collection and documentary film, comes to American Frame Showroom July 5 to September 26. The project documents the lives of women in paleontology and how the issue of gendered stereotypes in the field can be illuminated with some well-placed facial hair.

Director Lexi Jamieson Marsh said the film and photo series seeks to break down misconceptions about science and the women who dedicate their lives to it.

“The Bearded Lady Project challenges conscious and nonconscious expectations about who paleontologists are, what field work entails, and what science is,” she said. “These portraits harken back to the stylized photographs of male paleontologists’ past. By inserting women into these iconic images, we're giving them a claim on a lost legacy.”

An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, July 12 from 6-7:30 pm. Reserve your spot by calling 419.887.8030.

American Frame will also host “After Hours Empowerment and Networking Featuring the Bearded Lady Project ” Wednesday, July 25 at 4:30 pm and Thursday, August 16 at 5:30 pm. The events will feature a viewing of the documentary, The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science, and the photography show along with networking.

About American Frame

Founded in 1973 as a mail-order custom frame company, American Frame is now the country’s premier supplier of custom picture frames, mat boards, DIY framing supplies, and fine art printing services. The American Frame Showroom and Gallery hosts fine art exhibits, framing classes, artist lectures, charity functions, and other special events. American Frame is a WBENC woman-owned business.