Artist explores women in combat in Artpace installation

Margaret Meehan’s “Decoration Day” installation at Artpace deals with women’s history in combat in America’s wars.

SAN ANTONIO — In “They Fought Like Demons,” authors Deanne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook told the stories of women who fought in the Civil War, women such as Frances Clayton, who kept fighting even after her husband was killed in front of her at the Battle of Murfreesboro.

The 2002 book is the inspiration for Dallas artist Margaret Meehan’s “Decoration Day,” one of three installations in Artpace’s summer International Artist-in-Residence exhibition through Sept. 14.- Steve Bennett   Full article here.