People familiar with the “Wonder Woman” character might not know that the originator, William Moulton Marston, was a graduate of Malden High School, class of 1911. With a nod to Mr. Marston, Malden Arts and Malden artist, Amanda Hill, have added another mural to the ARTLine celebrating real “Wonder Women of Malden.”
All are invited to a community celebration on October 26th at 5PM at the mural site located on the Northern Strand Community Trail. Enter at Main Street by the Breakfast Club or from Ferry Street behind Floramo’s Restaurant.
Malden women being honored: Perle Fine, visual artist prominent in 1950s New York with works currently featured in Malden Library’s art galleries, Harriet Robinson, activist and suffragette, Virginia Williams, choreographer and co-founder of the Boston Ballet, Louise Stokes, track and field athlete and one of first two black women named to a U.S. Olympic team, and Margaret Rossiter, McArthur Fellow whose three volumes celebrate forgotten women in science.
A special invitation is extended to all girls in Malden and surrounding communities. Aspiring artists, dancers, athletes, scientists, and activists are especially encouraged to attend!
Pictured: Malden Artist Amanda Hill