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Women's History Month Events at MECA

Posted: 2014-03-04

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The Artist as Mother: Exploring the Balance

Maine College of Art Celebrates Women's History Month by exploring the, sometimes challenging, relationship between motherhood and active studio practice. During the month of March, join us as we screen two films Who Does She Think She Is and Lost In Living, and invite back a panel of MECA alumni to share their personal experience.


Film Screening: Who Does She Think She Is?

Tuesday, March 4, 12pm, Osher Hal

“In a half-changed world, women are often forced to choose: Mothering or working? Your children's wellbeing or your own own? Who Does She Think She Is?, a documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll, features five fierce women who refuse to choose. Through their lives, we explore some of the most problematic intersections of our time: mothering and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. Along the way, the film invites us to consider both ancient legacies of women worshipped as cultural muses and more modern times where most people can't even name a handful of female artists. In the end, the diverse women in the film demonstrate that our creativity and our caregiving are not mutually exclusive, but deeply connected. In fact, their co-existence might just be the key to finishing the job.” (Synopsis from www.whodoesshethinksheis.net)

Free & Open to the Public (RSVP required for general public)

RSVP to alums@meca.edu with names of attendees.

 

Film Screening: Lost in Living

Friday, March 21, 6:30pm, Osher Hall

“Behind the domestic curtain of motherhood, where the creative impulse can flourish or languish, are four women determined to make a go of it. Filmed over seven years, Lost In Living, confronts the contradictions inherent in personal ambition and self-sacrifice, female friendship and mental isolation, big projects and dirty dishes. The complex realities of family life unfold in this documentary film about the messy intersection of motherhood and artistic expression.

(synopsis from www.maandpafilms.com)

Free & Open to the Public (RSVP required for general public)

RSVP to alums@meca.edu with names of attendees.

 

The Artist as Mother: Exploring the Balance

Panel Discussion with MECA Mothers

Friday, March 28, 6:30pm Osher Hall

Join us for a discussion with three diverse women artists who have learned to balance their family life with their creative practice. They will share their strategies, insights, challenges, and revelations learned while navigating their lives as artists and mothers.

Free & Open to the Public (RSVP required for general public)

RSVP to alums@meca.edu with names of attendees.

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