The Dear Mama: A Black Maternal Health Art Exhibition is an artistic representation of pregnancy and motherhood through the eyes of emerging females of color. The aim of this exhibition is to create for the viewer emotional resonance as well as an understanding of health disparities impacting women of color.
Through visual 2D and 3D art, Dear Mama is designed to bring attention to issues impacting Black motherhood including alarmingly high rates of maternal and infant mortality and pregnancy-related complications. This is a group thematic exhibition to display work in a variety of mediums with representation of pregnancy and motherhood as seen through the eyes of emerging artists of African descent. The exhibition will be brought to life with a reception to include poetry and essay readings, songs and performance art.
Please Join the WGC at the Opening Reception on Saturday, April 18, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. You can RSVP here.
About the Organizers:
The exhibition is a passion project launched by two former law school classmates and local artists, Kamilah House and Faye McCray. The women are mothers whose own struggles led them to create this exhibition to honor women who have lost their lives or bear deep scars due to pregnancy-related complications.
The aim of this exhibition is to create for the viewer emotional resonance as well as understanding of the health disparities impacting women of color. Such disparities include: