Professor Katharine Kuharic's preparatory drawing for a prospective presidential portrait, part of <em>What Women Lost</em> at P.P.O.W Gallery.

Professor of Art Katharine Kuharic will be featured as the inaugural artist when New York’s P.P.O.W Gallery opens an expanded space on Friday, Oct. 28. A reception is planned from 6-8 p.m., at P.P.O.W’s new sixth floor space.

As visitors to the gallery look on, Kuharic will complete a large-scale oil painting with images of every U.S. president. Her work on the project will continue through this year’s presidential election.

Kuharic’s project, What Women Lost, began in 2008 during Hillary Clinton’s first bid for the presidency. The public can watch Kuharic paint Thursday through Saturday each week through Nov. 12. She will also be creating a series of 44 watercolors – one for each president – with proceeds from the sale of the paintings to benefit the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

According to news reports, P.P.O.W’s 2,000 square-foot expansion will create a project and installation space that will also serve as a showroom and area for research. The gallery is located in Chelsea, at 535 West 22nd Street.

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