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Art while parenting

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Artist Parent Index

The Artist Parent Index is a searchable database of artists making work about their experience as parents: you can view it and/or register your work at artistparentindex.com Advertisements

Forming the continuum: New York artist Lehna Huie on the future in her work

February 9, 2016   by Cevan Castle   Lehna Huie is a multidisciplinary fine artist, arts educator, cultural worker and curator, and mom to Simone, her one-year-old daughter. In the fall of 2015, she participated in a five week residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  I spoke with her about the transition into … Continue reading

The fun vs. the insufferable: New York artist Rebeca Raney on making art while parenting

January 30, 2016  by Cevan Castle   Rebeca Raney is a New York based artist and designer, an arts educator, and mom to a two year old. She is a voice of encouragement for artists considering children. During the recent Center for Parenting Artists event PLAY&GROUP 1: a picnic with New York composer Ithai Benjamin and his robotic puppets, … Continue reading

Play&Group 1: A picnic with composer Ithai Benjamin and his robotic puppets

The Center for Parenting Artists is pleased to invite families to an indoor picnic on January 23rd, 2016, 11:00am-12:30pm.  The event will be hosted at the CUE Art Foundation, with music performed by New York composer, artist, and dad, Ithai Benjamin. Following the performance will be a brief interview and discussion with local artists on the continuation … Continue reading

Shira Richter on the Origins of Difficulty for Artists with Children

Artist and mother of twins Shira Richter pulls no punches in this interview with Hannah Rubin for The Sisterhood, part of a series of articles that aims to address gender imbalance in the art world.  Richter speaks with surprising directness of the transition that women-artists make as they become mothers, and reveals cultural beliefs and … Continue reading

Project AfterBirth: International Call for Entries from Artist-Parents

“Professional contemporary artists of any gender working in any visual, performing, text, film or digital art discipline are invited to submit work they created in response to their own pregnancy, birth and/or early parenthood experiences. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 15th May.”  https://projectafterbirth.wordpress.com

Boston-Area Creative Parents

Boston area artist-parents organize to host in-person events and share online resources: https://www.facebook.com/ groups/759814474101893/

Lorna Simpson on art while parenting: “being a mother makes me very present”

Lorna Simpson’s beautiful interview on her accomplishments, making art while parenting, the need for intellectual stimulation while raising an infant, and how being a mother made her a stronger artist. http://aleim.com/issue3/interview-lorna/

Artists Kids Compendium

Choreographer Andrew Simonet’s “crowd-sourced, opinionated, positive” guide to being an artist with children! bit.ly/1B6kidr

Art-making and parenthood: compartmentalizing is only one approach

(Subtitle: you can blame the Abstract Impressionists for your troubles) There is no doubt that small, nursery-aged children take up a considerable amount of time and energy.  Seasoned parents will quickly share, however, that it goes incredibly fast, despite what it feels like in the moment.  They reminisce: babyhood was over in the blink of an … Continue reading