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Join us to view & make art!

We invite you to join us Friday September 8, 6-8pm at The Gallery at 180 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn for the opening of Earth Mothering including artwork by Golnar Adili, Marilyn J. August, Sarah Gumgumji, Yeon Jin Kim, Meridith McNeal, Elizabeth Morales Romero, Iviva Olenick, Carol Paik, Karla Stangel Prickett, Ed Rath, V Tineo, and Ethany Uttech.

As a bit of a teaser, here is a preview of two of the artworks, and their accompanying artists statements, included in Earth Mothering:

Sarah Gumgumji, Embrace Resistance (detail), 2023

There is a sense of anticipation in the air—a symbol of the ongoing struggle for change and the ever-evolving journey of resistance. This piece tells a story of transformation, growth, and rebirth. The art resembles an outdated stone, weathered by the passage of time, contributing to a vivid and engaging visual and emotional experience. The mushrooms' emergence from the stone invites reflection on the potential for positive change even in the most challenging circumstances. The emergence of a vibrant blue imbues the scene with an aura of resilience, adding energy to the struggle, from which individuals derive nourishment to navigate their existence. ~ Sarah Gumgumji

Yeon Jin Kim, Jogakbo #1, 2023

In the Joseon period, from the 14th through 18th centuries, women were denied any education but domestic sewing and embroidery skills were handed down from generation to generation. These skills provided them a creative outlet in the design and construction of Jogakbo: ornamental wrapping cloths.

As a child, I was introduced to Jogakbo by my aunt who owned a Hanbok (Korean traditional garment shop). I was inspired to continue and extend Jogoakbo practice in homage to her artistic talents that were not celebrated as such during her lifetime. ~ Yeon Jin Kim



ART YARD Advanced Studio in person in our studio at BWAC in Red Hook, Brooklyn resumes on Tuesday September 12th, 6-8pm. We will concentrate on core art skills as we help ART YARD Artists preparing portfolios for school applications. In the first session of her series exploring still life drawing, Teaching Artist Candy Heiland will have us drawing from observation.

Eden, Ajani and Jeremy at work in our studio at BWAC


ART YARD Advanced Studio on Zoom resumes on Monday September 18th 5:30-7:30pm in a class taught by ART YARD Artist Eden Moore. We are excited this date worked out as Eden will soon after be back in London to resume film school!

Lola enjoying Advanced Studio on Zoom


Other Art News

You are invited to the Valley Cottage Library in Valley Cottage NY for a Banned Books Read-a-thon, exhibition opening (including reimagined Banned Book Covers by ART YARD Artists, Candy Heiland, Meridith McNeal, Marie Roberts and Fatima Traore) and Trading Card Project reveal on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 1-8pm.


I hope to see you all at the opening, and soon after that in Advanced Studio Sessions on Zoom and in person in our studio at BWAC!


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