Artist Mothers Group: Share Works in Progress

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Zoom

The Artists Mothers Group will share works-in-progress that were being made for the annual Artist Mothers at MAWA exhibition, originally scheduled for May 2020. (Unfortunately, this exhibit is being postponed because of COVID-19.) Come share what you have been up to, and/or offer feedback to others. The meeting will take place through Zoom, an easy-to-use computer program that allows for video conferencing through your computer, tablet or phone. It is recommend that you pre-download the program, so that on April 15 at 6:30, you will be ready to go! Let’s come together to talk about art and mothering in this time of isolation.

The acts and demands of child-rearing are exhausting and challenging. While caregiving, it can feel like we are not taken seriously as artists. Some women give up artmaking completely. Others refuse to choose, believing that artmaking is an oxygen mask one must put on before assisting little ones. The Artist Mothers Group at MAWA extends an invitation to all artist-mothers to come and meet other women who embrace both mothering and artistic production. This peer-based group usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are relaxed and informal. The group experiments with art materials, critiques each other’s work and shares snacks, concerns, ideas, inspiration, strategies and support for those who juggle the tricky life of artmaking and mothering. If you can’t make the meetings, please consider participating in the Artist Mothers at MAWA Facebook page, Artist Mothers at MAWA.

Artist Mothers at MAWA is facilitated by Sandra Brown.

All former and current group members welcome. You will receive an e invite with a link to the meeting from group leader Sandra Brown.