“VOICES: Mothers Who Create” Returns to TLGUTS

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The Little Gallery Under The Stairs hosts an exhibit of work by more than twenty artists who are also mothers, grandmothers and maternal figures, starting February 4th and lasting through April 10th.

VOICES: Mothers Who Create II includes photographs, digital imagery, various painting styles and mediums, ceramics, culinary arts, and more. Each piece was created by a woman who is balancing the act, or has balanced the act of care taking while pursuing their career in the arts.

“This past year there has been an influx of attention in the Massachusetts art community on mothers who are also artists, “ says Jocelyn Almy-Testa, founder and director of The Little Gallery under the Stairs. “Last January the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a long list of community organizations and theaters screened Pamela T. Boll’s Who Does She Think She Is, a documentary focused on mothers who are also artists. In February, we had our exhibition Balance, Mothers Who Create, and in the fall, AXIOM Center for New Media gallery in Jamaica Plain also had an exhibition called Mothers Expressing: Sharing the Work by Amber Davis Tourlentes, and Nita Sturial. All around, it was a good year for drawing attention to the hard work of balancing mothering and art making, and the quality of work being created by mothers. We’re hoping to continue the conversation and awareness with this second exhibition.”

The public is invited to an opening reception for VOICES: Mothers Who Create II at The Little Gallery Under the Stairs on Saturday, February 6th , from 2:00 – 5:00pm.

The gallery is in fact down the stairs from *LynnArts, located at 25 Exchange Street in Downtown Lynn. TLGUTS is timing this reception with LynnArts, who also have an opening that day, making this a truly multi-venue, multi-level event.  (An elevator is also available.)

Gallery hours are Saturdays from 10am – 6pm. Viewing appointments can be made by contacting Jocelyn Almy-Testa at 781-715-1445.

TLGUTS is a privately owned gallery committed to exhibiting fine art and high craft which communicates a personal story, journey, or point of view.

*Follow the link to LynnArts for information on their exhibits.

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