>> Monday, July 26, 2010
Remember Greetings From Motherland?
Well after the success of our first exhibition, Welcome to Motherland back in May, the group was quick to embark on another project, this one engaging a multi-cultural community of mothers from around the world and focusing on the theme of food.
Good Eater will be an art installation on motherhood and food, opening this Saturday at the University of Wisconsin's Eagle Heights Community Gardens, and will be up through Aug. 20. There's an opening reception and celebration in the Gardens on Saturday from 9:30 to noon, with a rain date of Sunday, Aug. 1.
Sadly, I was too busy at work to participate in this project, but from what I've seen and heard from my friend and art director Mindy Stricke, the installation is going to be incredible. The women weave their stories together with writing, sewing, and cyanotypes - a type of photographic printmaking using the sun.
If it's anything like the last experience, it's going to be inspiring. I can't wait to check it out, and I hope you will, too. See you there?
Greetings From Motherland is an evolving community art project that gathers women together to make art about becoming a mother through workshops, participatory events, and a web site.