“Share the Load” – Project by Myesha Callahan Freet
Saturday, September 30, from 12 (noon) – 3 p.m. in the Bear Gallery (3rd floor, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park)
This is a call to all mothers to release items saved from their child’s past. As our children mature, mothers love their belongings as if they were our offspring — this project explores our labor of procurement and the process of letting go.
Participate in the Project:
To contribute to Share the Load, please bring 3-6 items from your child/children that will fit within the surface of an 11″x17″ area to the Bear Gallery (3rd floor, Alaska Centennial Center or the Arts in Pioneer Park). Your items will not be returned.
A thank you note from the artist including a 5″x7″ electronic copy of the scanned items will be returned to all participants who include an email address with the package.
If you are unable to bring these items on the intake day, please feel free to ship items to the address below.
CallahanFreet re. Share the Load
PO Box 671370
Chugiak AK 99567
For more questions regarding Share the Load, feel free to contact Myesha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through performance and socially engaged art, I aim to embrace the commitment that being a mother requires. This work reflects the art of self-discovery inspired by questioning and embracing the ritualistic acts of motherhood by examining what we are attached to, and whether we can detach from it.
Myesha Callahan Freet is a visual artist who earned a BFA from the University of Houston and currently resides in Chugiak, AK. She draws inspiration from an ongoing exploration into the evolution of self through examining her role as a mother and wife. Through performance and socially engaged art, she aims to embrace the commitment that caring for others requires. She has one child.
MOTHER was made possible in part by funding from the Rasmuson Foundation through the Harper Arts Touring Fund, and is administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts and Fairbanks Arts Association.