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INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Ways We Make - Mothers of Color Nurturing and Building Our Creative Communities" - Event #2: Intergenerational Exhibition / Sharing

  • Experimental Station 6100 South Blackstone Avenue Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

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 #2:  Tuesday, November 7th, 5:30 - 7:00pm - Intergenerational Exhibition/ Sharing

At the second event we will celebrate the creative work of mothers of color. Everyone is welcome to join us for this one-night exhibition and sharing: families and extended support networks of friends, fans and supporters. Mothers - and children - are invited to share and discuss their work at this informal, intergenerational event.

This is part two of two related events - click here to see the first event, a child-care supported gathering and potluck for mothers of color. 


The "Ways We Make" events are 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)

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