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INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Ways We Make - Mothers of Color Nurturing and Building Our Creative Communities" - Event #1: Childcare-Supported Gathering and Potluck

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WAYS WE MAKE: Mothers of Color Nurturing and Building Our Creative Communities

Are you a mother of color who makes things? How do you find the time and space to create? Join us for Ways We Make - a gathering and celebration of black and brown mothers who want to share their artistry as well as their strategies for how to create and thrive as moms. We invite all mothers to this event series supporting the work and needs of artist mothers of color, their children and their families.

Event #1: Monday, October 30th, 5:00 -7:30pm - Childcare-Supported Gathering & Potluck*

*registration required

The first event is a childcare-supported gathering of mothers who make things. As children engage in supervised play and art making, mothers will connect with each other over a shared meal and guided conversation. Together, we will discuss the challenges of making while parenting, share strategies for how to carve out the space and time we need, and question traditional artist spaces. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to pass for the potluck meal.

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This is part one of two related events - click here to see the second event in which all are welcome to participate.


"Ways We Make" is created and led by Wisdom Baty, in collaboration with Extended Practice and Experimental Station.

Wisdom Baty is an artist, parent, curator and educator, interested in reimagining physical space and historical accuracy for black women. Her drawings, paintings and classroom curricula encompass themes centering ancestral memory, autonomy, authorship and black motherhood. Baty curates spaces and organizes dialogue for mothers of color to share and strategize the ways they make.

Extended Practice is an artist-led collaborative project by Sara Holwerda and Angela Lopez focusing on creating family accessible events, exhibitions and screenings that support and make visible the work and needs of artists who are also mothers.

The Intergenerational Perspectives Series is organized by Matthew Searle, Assistant Director for Experimental Station. Please contact for more information or to be involved in future programming: 773.241.6044 or matthew (at)