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IRL & Virtual Opening of Shade: Mother Artists at Work Group Show

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

934 Gallery Presents Shade by Mother Artists at Work (MAW). Join us in-person or online for the opening of this collection of eclectic work.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 6

IRL: 7-10 p.m. *Book your appointment at www.934gallery.org/appointments.*
Each viewing will be 20 minutes and allow for a maximum of 10 guests in the gallery at a time. Additionally, all guests will be required to wear face coverings.
After November 6, If you would like to view the exhibition in-person, 934 Gallery has open hours every Saturday, from 12-3 p.m.

Virtual: 6 p.m. on Facebook Premiere and YouTube
Guests will be provided with a virtual tour of the exhibition as well as insight into each piece.

2020 exhibition season funded in part by Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council.

Mother Artists at Work (MAW) is a support and networking group for mothers working in the arts in Columbus, Ohio, formed in 2005. Women, and mothers in particular, are often overlooked and unseen in art history. For this show, Shade, we would like to shine a light on the invisible world of the female artist working quietly in the shadows.

Mother Artists at Work (MAW) was originally founded by Melissa Ayotte, Carolina Choroco, Missy Conley, Sharon Dorsey, and Alissa Head in 2005. The group was brought together by a shared frustration caused by their creative identities becoming completely overwhelmed by the role of motherhood. MAW met up in the living rooms of members, discussing favorite artists and sharing sketchbooks, rekindling creative flames. In November 2006, MAW had their first group exhibition, “Birthing the Artist”, at Sean Christopher Gallery. Fourteen years later, the group has grown into a diverse group of members who meet regularly in each other’s studios. There is an inspiring range of experience, background, education, and medium among the artists. Painters, fiber artists, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists, mixed media artists, enamellers, and writers come together to share what they do, what they have learned, and how they balance the creative roles of artist and mother.

Participating Artists:
Cathy Bell Smith
Cyndi Bellerose
Judy Chestnut Gerdeman
Missy Conley
Sharon Dorsey
Gloomy Erina
Alissa Head
Kristen Marra Marek
Harvest Rider
Wendy Yeager

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November 6
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