Artists consider the complexity of motherhood, either as a parent or non-parent. Artists respond to how mothering affects a person’s body, mind, and identity, how motherhood influences creative work and to generally address the topic of motherhood as it pertains them.
Featuring, Miss Communication, Laura Gelsomini
In honor of Womens' History Month, Ceres Gallery presents a panel discussion and visual presentation of over 50 artists’ works responding to the silencing of women and the raising of women’s voices, #MeToo #NeverthelessShePersisted #DontShutUp.
Featuring Parcel, oil on canvas, Laura Gelsomini
Featuring, Her Majesty, mixed media, Laura Gelsomini, Vulvacular Exhibit
Selected artists, from a special juried exhibition to honor the late CEO Emeritus Frederick H. Gaige, will be featured from Sept. 7 to Oct. 5, with an opening reception at 6 p.m. on Sept. 7, in the Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.
More than 40 artists from Berks County and surrounding regions exhibited in the Gaige Memorial Juried Exhibition in March 2017. The following artists were selected from this exhibition: Laura Gelsomini, Ed McCarty and Joe Szimart.
The goal of this exhibition F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way is to revisit the critiques of women’s relational roles presented in the 1972 landmark feminist Womanhouse exhibition by showing works that address women’s ongoing challenges to build their lives and thrive within structural and intersectional systems of oppression.
Featuring, Fettered, pastel on paper, Laura Gelsomini w/ Susan Duby
Nasty Women is a response to this divisive time in media, politics, and history. The sexist overtone that has loomed over our country this past year throughout our presidential campaign has called many women to action through various forms of outrage and dissent. Nasty Women is a culmination of our collective fears, anger, frustration, determination, and strength to both process our new political climate, as well as to face it head on. Nasty Women examines our “new normal” and how that relates to our identity and culture.
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