"(Pandemic) Motherhood, Labor and Loss," an event with Shannon Gibney, Kao Kalia Yang, and Catherine Squires will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Dreamsong Art Gallery (1237 4th Street NE, Minneapolis). Register at: https://dreamsong.art
The pandemic changed every aspect of our lives, from work, to schooling, to family life. As widely reported, mothers were some of the most challenged during this time, leaving the workforce in record numbers to care for their children with little governmental and societal support. What are the stories and experiences of mothers during this time, and now, as we emerge from it? How does the art from and about pandemic motherhood connect with art on motherhood, labor, and loss?
At this event, visitors will have the opportunity to view Dreamsong Art’s inaugural exhibition, A glitter of seas, which explores maternity through painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video by contemporary female artists. They will also hear work by writers in the groundbreaking anthology "What God Is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color" (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), and other community members, and have the chance to dialogue with them. New work on pandemic mothering will also be shared and discussed. Book sales will be handled by Moon Palace Books and a signing will follow the presentation. Beverages and light snacks will be served.
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