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MamaCITA HR Press Images- Re.Collection 2014

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Images from MamaCITA’s 2014 group solo show – Re.Collection, and 360° collaborative member installation.
Cheltenham Center for the Arts. February, 2014.

Installation Photographs by Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes

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Exhibit Photograph by Dana Scott

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In art, mothers find way to deal with losing a child

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Press | Comments Off on In art, mothers find way to deal with losing a child

At the Rotunda in West Philadelphia is an art installation of 331 wire sculptures to correspond to the homicides that occurred in Philadelphia last year. The collaboration involving mothers who lost children to violence will be part of the 2013 FringeArts Festival.
By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
September 07, 2013

No one believes that they have found the cure for violence.

Certainly not the hundreds of women who earned membership in Mothers in Charge by losing their children to bullets and blades.

– Read the full Article

Collaboration is the basis for anti-violence project, One Year, at the Rotunda

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From The Artblog, Review by

September 16, 2013

—>Rachel’s post delves into a year-long anti-violence project in which artists of MamaCITA collective collaborated with Mothers in Charge to create a project to memorialize the deaths by homicide in Philadelphia in 2012. –the artblog editors——————–>

The twisted-wire vessels — 331 of them — are suspended from metal rods, with their shadows projected onto streams of white cloth behind them that cascade to the floor. The vessels’ dark wires create linear journeys of angles, curves, hurdles and loops, manifesting into intricate casings of sculptural form. Three hundred and thirty-one documented homicides took place in Philadelphia in 2012; 331 lives were lost. Three hundred and thirty-one people became a statistic.

Read full review on The Art Blog

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Images to Soothe, Amy S. Rosenberg

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Press | Comments Off on Images to Soothe, Amy S. Rosenberg

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Philadelphia Inquirer, September 28, 2012
Amy S. Rosenberg: “Images to Soothe”.
Article about the MamaCita collaboration- Beginnings, installed in the new Einstein Montgomery Hospital.

You might think that, waiting in a hallway for a family member to get out of surgery, or staring at the walls from your hospital bed, you’d welcome some interesting, engagingly diversionary artwork.

Daniel Day, director of Health Environment Art Services, is here to tell you that you would not.

Day, who has spent the better part of two years selecting art for the new Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, which opens Saturday in East Norriton, says research, like his instincts, is clear.

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Honoring Each Victim, Yowei Shaw

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Press | Comments Off on Honoring Each Victim, Yowei Shaw

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Yowei Shaw: “Honoring each Philadelphia homicide victim with art”.
Radio interview with MamaCita members of the Leeway Art and Change Grant project- One Year.

Five local artists are working to memorialize each Philadelphian killed in 2012. But with 78 homicides already and the total growing more quickly than last year, they’re struggling to keep up.

 

It may be obvious that Philadelphia’s murder count is always growing. But it can still be surprising. Brenda Howell is a mixed-media artist, who’s keeping a close watch.

 

“Almost to an obsessive point where you’re checking once a week, every other day, and kind of hoping that the number doesn’t go up. But in a way, knowing that it’s not going to stop,” said Howell.

-From the interview transcript by Yowei Shaw

Press Archives

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Glenside News Globe Times ChronicleArticle on Kimberly Mehler’s Glenside Mural – by Jarreau Freeman,  July, 2014

Liberty City Press
Vessels Carry Message Article by Shiela Simmons, January 15, 2013

97.5 Ben FM
Woman of the Week with Marilyn Russell. Interview with MamaCITA members Michelle Carlo-Hayes and Heather Knopf discussing the Miss Representation screening and Represent Art exhibit.

PHL17- Eye Opener
The “One Year” art installation. An interview with Lauren Intindoli of PHL17/WPHL. Aired January 8, 2013.

NewsWorks.org
Maleka Fruean: “Artists continue their work memorializing every Philadelphia homicide victim of 2012”. Continuing coverage by WHYY of the One Year art installation. December 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer
Amy S. Rosenberg: “Images to Soothe”. Article about the MamaCita piece- Beginnings, installed in the new Einstein Montgomery Hospital. September 2012

WHYY- NewWorks
Yowei Shaw: “Honoring each Philadelphia homicide victim with art”. Radio interview with MamaCita members of the Leeway Art and Change Grant project- One Year.

Philadelphia Inquirer
Daniel Rubin: “Art forged in the crucible of cancer”. Article highlighting member Janice Hayes-Cha. February 2011

Duquesne University News Room
Organics- Art Informed and Inspired by Nature. “Exhibit by Mothers’ Arts Cooperative Recognizes Women’s History Month”. March 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer
Portrait of an Artist. Highlighting MamaCita member, Heather Knopf.

Philadelphia Stories
Who Does She Think She Is? – “MamaCita Artists Celebrate Mother’s Day with Film, Food & Fine Art”. April 2009

Montgomery News
Who Does She Think She Is? – “MamaCita Artists Celebrate Mother’s Day with Film, Food & Fine Art”. April 2009

Philly.com
MamaCita in Manayunk – “Manayunk Mansion Tries Moms’ Art to Lure Buyers”. March 2009

Montgomery News
MamaCita in Manayunk – “Creative in a Downturn Economy”. March 2009

Daily Candy
“Sketchy Behavior”, Featuring MamaCita member, Rosemary Markowski. January 2009