Care and Feeding: The Art of Parenthood
Exhibition dates: September 15—December 30, 2018
Rania Matar, Barbie Girl, 2006, from the series Ordinary Lives, archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist
This exhibition explores the unique questions artists face, from both internal and external forces, when they become parents. It is our challenge to the once pervasive conception that artists cannot be dedicated to their creative work while raising a family.
Participating artists to date:
Being Human: A Social Practice Artwork and Workshop Residency with Artist Jill Miller
Jill Miller, Body Configurations, 2014
BEING HUMAN is an experimental, collaborative project between the Art Center, artist Jill Miller, and 10 San Francisco Bay Area artists who are also parents. Participants will use their parenting struggles and challenges as a catalyst for producing art. They will meet once each week for eight weeks, and each week’s activities will be inspired by one of Erik Erikson’s Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development. Followed consecutively, these stages trace the complete life span of a human being.
Participating artists include: Alexandra Bailliere, Elizabeth Bernstein, Benicia Gantner, Karen Ficke Hathaway, Amy Hibbs, Jenny Hynes, Robin Mullery, Ashley Lauren Saks, Trevor Tubelle, and Vanessa Woods.
We will be updating the Being Human website as the residency progresses.
Porchlight: Because I Said So...stories about parenting
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
Join us as the Art Center and Palo Alto Public Art join forces with San Francisco’s longest-running storytelling series, Porchlight, to present five accomplished storytellers and two audience members who will share their tales of parenting from the frontlines. Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte, guest speakers will include Moon Zappa, Susie Bright, Jeremiah Jenkins, and Bayo Omololu. The free event, Porchlight: Because I Said So…Stories About Parenting, ties in with the Art Center’s current exhibition, Care and Feeding: The Art of Parenthood, which runs through December 30. Click the link below for more information. Pictured from left: Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick. Photo by Ann Sullivan, courtesy of Porchlight. Cash bar provided by the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation.
Patrick Dougherty: Whiplash