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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

TeachDREAM and the ICE-FREE NYC initiative

TeachDREAM is an initiative of the New York Collective of Radical Educators.  The online guide offers extensive resources for educators, counselors, and families regarding undocumented children in schools, schools as safe zones, ICE-FREE NYC, sanctuary cities, legal services, safety visuals, and more. http://teachdreamnyc.com

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

Brett Bloom Writes for Kindling Quarterly on Cities and Parenting

Brett Bloom’s recent article on cities, children, and the incorporation of parenting values into Copenhagen’s urban space.  A pdf from the Kindling Quarterly article is available via the link below: http://mythologicalquarter.net/2014/01/19/the-spacing-of-parental-values/

Museum of Motherhood Announces 2015 Annual Conference, Apr 30-May 2

“New Maternalisms: Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable)” will take place in NYC, April 30-May 2.  The conference theme and schedule is organized around the departures between an ideological representation of motherhood and the lived experience of being a mother.  The conference includes sessions on fertility, inclusive families, health, identity, food, feminism, and more. http://mommuseum.org/cfp-mom-conference-2015/

Boston-Area Creative Parents

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

Artists Kids Compendium

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

Detroit SOUP celebrates 5th anniversary and over $85,000 in project funding

Every month, Detroit SOUP welcomes community members to a dinner of salad, bread, and soup, for a donation of $5.  Diners listen to proposals from other community members about a project idea- often involving art, urban agriculture, social entrepreneurship- and vote for their favorite proposal.  The project with the most votes wins the admission money collected.  Over 5 … Continue reading