Reception – February 1, 2013
For the past year, Mothers In Charge and MamaCITA have been working together on an important project– One Year.
In ONE YEAR, artists Janice Hayes-Cha, Brenda Howell, Karen Hunter McLaughlin, Julie Mann, and Kimberly Mehler explore public apathy toward urban violence. Through the creation of hundreds of sculptural steel wire vessels – one for each murder victim in Philadelphia in 2012 – ONE YEAR examines the numbing of society toward this epidemic. Partially funded by a Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grant, the artists have worked throughout 2012 and much of 2011 creating vessels, as well as supporting and promoting the work of our inspiring change partner, Mothers In Charge.
“Each loss is embodied by an intricately shaped, unique wire vessel. The cast shadows speak to the interconnectedness of life. To date, over three hundred vessels have been sculpted, reflecting the urgent need for change.”
- MamaCITA member and wire-artist, Karen Hunter McLaughlin
Please join us for a reception and art viewing:
Painted Bride Art Center Galleries,
230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Friday, February 1, 2013
5:00pm – 7:30 pm
One Year is a project of MamaCITA members, Janice Hayes-Cha, Brenda Howell, Karen Hunter McLaughlin, Julie Mann, and Kimberly Mehler. Throughout 2012 we have been helping out around the Mothers In Charge offices by mentoring the young women of Carson Valley and at the Grief Support dinners on Thursday nights. Several of the Grief Support participants have created vessels that will be displayed at the One Year installation.
All are welcome to attend!