Well the Mother Figure show is wrapping up June 5 at Public Works Art Center in Summerville www.publicworksartcenter.org/ and I was honored to be included in this creative show exploring moms and motherhood. The community involvement with a message wall and photo wall made it very special.
The energy that community brings to a project is always an unknown and my submissions from a previous show also included helping hands and some unknowns. Part of my Women's Work solo show in 2017 included a call to women far and wide for "selfies" complete with hashtags and trinkets of love for a drawer assemblage. The response could not have been better. My collaborators were generous and creative with their submissions.
May 2021 seemed like the perfect time for a reunion so twelve of us gathered for lunch, conversation and a trip to Public Works Art Center to see their contributions in another context. It was nice to connect the team members with others they didn't know. What a great bunch and I hope we can work together again.
Here's a blog post for the Mother Figure show at Public Works -
And a blog post from the original show, Women's Work -
Karyn Healey is a painter observing life in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Lots of stories to share of daily life and social issues in oil paint, gouache, casein, and collage.