July 27, 2018 paperlesslion

The Anton Art Center invites the public to attend the opening reception for Motherhood, a juried visual art exhibition featuring works on the complexity of motherhood, presented by McLaren Macomb. Artists respond to how mothering affects a person’s body, mind, and identity, how motherhood influences creative work or vice versa, or to generally address the topic of motherhood as it pertains to them.

This exhibit features 42 selected artworks by 25 artists from near and far, including regional artists from southeast Michigan, out-of-state artists from Texas, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, New York, and Missouri, and international artists from Singapore and Canada. A variety of media used includes photography, ink, graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, felt, oil paint, watercolor, mixed media, sterling silver, breast milk, nursing pads, mohair, acrylic, etc.

Motherhood is juried by the Anton Art Center exhibition committee, with nearly $1,000 in cash prizes and additional honorable mention awards. Accepted artwork will be on display in the first floor gallery. An opening reception will be held at the Anton Art Center on Saturday, July 28, from 2–4 p.m., with awards to be announced at 3 p.m., and refreshments provided by SisterFriends Detroit.

“We’ve not had an exhibit inspired by motherhood since The Art Center was founded nearly fifty years ago, when the Detroit Institute of Arts loaned us our inaugural show, titled ‘Mother and Child.’ We hope that this exhibit inspires our community to reflect on motherhood and be a part of this meaningful conversation,” said Executive Director Phil Gilchrist.

“This exhibition is truly one-of-a-kind,” adds Stephanie Hazzard, Exhibition Manager, “Motherhood is a collaborative effort that celebrates vast and multidimensional elements, from the very personal and physical, to the ever-changing demand for development of skill, strength, and intuition. Becoming a mother is a wonderfully uniting and simultaneously humbling experience. The challenges in motherhood may be endless, but the occasional triumphs can be the most empowering moments in life. This show aims to ignite conversation and appreciation for mothering in many forms.”

Motherhood will be on display at the Anton Art Center July 28 – September 5, 2018. For more information, click here.

The image above is a detail from Self-Inspection by Shubhi Gupta, part of the Motherhood exhibit at Anton Art Center.