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Crowns: Crossing into Motherhood (November 27, 2019 - March 8, 2020)



Motherhood in our society is at a crossroads. This intersection of home, career and societal expectation is not a new one, but is now being examined through the unforgiving lens of social media and the rapid pace of contemporary society. Crowns refocuses this frantic search for the “perfect mother” by exploring varying maternal experiences in beautifully crafted, sculptural works of art. Each piece encapsulates carefully selected imagery, emotion, and individuality while speaking to the simultaneous joy and pain of motherhood in modern society.


In Crowns, the artists are creating work that reflects their experiences - physical and emotional - in relationship with their role of motherhood. We are literally crowned by our mother's hips as infants in the womb, and the role of motherhood might be described as a crowning moment for some. Motherhood causes artists to redefine who they in their lives and careers. Crowns explores the transformation of artist to artist-mother.



Artists in Crowns include Stephanie DeArmond, Carole Epp, Kathryne FisherJessica Gardner, Eva Kwong, Rhonda Willers, Janis Mars Wunderlich, Summer Zickefoose, Erin Furimsky, Rose B. Simpson and Kristen Cliffel. Exhibit curated by Jessica Gardner.


Pictured above: "The Navigator" by Kristen Cliffel



Join us as we celebrate the opening of our Winter Exhibits on First Friday, December 6th from 6:00PM-8:00PM at the CMA. 



Join the CMA on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 from 9:00AM-11:30AM for a FREE event, Crowns Women's Retreat.  Pre-registration will be required, registration opens on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019.  Learn more about this unique event by clicking here.

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