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MICAfest Art for Change: The M/others’ View

MICAfest 2024 Art for Change The M/others View
Where  M/otherhood and Artistry Unite
May 1-31st, 2024
Northampton, MA
MICAfest is back! Tickets are on sale now. This May, brace yourself for an unprecedented event: MICAfest Art for Change: The M/others’ View, a month-long, multidisciplinary festival in Northampton presented by M/others Institute for Collaboration and Art with 80 m/other artists. Don’t miss this revolutionary celebration, igniting essential conversations about m/otherhood, art, and social change. Themes include identity, social justice, health, and healing. The visual exhibition will be seen across esteemed venues and with interdisciplinary weekly showcasing events, such as Mom-ologues, M/otherhood in Motion, and Perfect Imperfections. The city-wide celebration amplifies silenced voices and brings change. Free events, month-long passes, and sliding scale (per email request). Learn more at experiencemica.org/micafest/
Events, tickets, times, and details are found on the website.
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MICAfest Art for Change: The M/others’ View is about making a statement, amplifying silenced voices, and creating a more just and inclusive arts landscape. Be a part of this transformative experience.
80 M/other Artists
Explore a Tapestry of M/otherhood Experiences
We put the call to artists out on the internet and got an overwhelming response. MICAfest 2024 features m/other artists from all over New England and beyond.
Don’t miss this groundbreaking celebration of diverse m/other artists! MICAfest 2024 will showcase 80 artists exploring the complexities of m/otherhood through visual, literary, and performing arts in Northampton, MA.
Five weeks of transformative events, weekly showcases, and visual exhibitions spanning three art venues across Northampton. All of May. May is for m/others, why should we have only one day?
Events and Receptions:
Verses & Vibes: Poetry Night
NEVAMuseum at Anchor House of Artists May 4th, 7:00 pm
Jasmine Errico, Mary Warren Foulk, Maggie “Sasha” Russell-Ciardi, KC Trommer.
M/otherhood in Motion: Dance and Theatre
Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley May 11th, 7:00 pm. Dance and performance
Haile Eshe Cole, Jessica Roseman, Laura Sánchez, Kelly Silliman.
MICA Mother’s Day Art Bash
Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley May 12th, 4:00 pm Poetry,  Music, and Mingle.
Jen Jabaily-Blackburn, Roxanne Nieman, Toni Rose, A.H. Weatherman with The Lark Jazz Trio with Lynn Luvell.
The Mom-ologues: Unfiltered Stories, Poems & Music Jam
NEVAMuseum at Anchor House of Artists May 17th, 7:00 pm
Vanessa Adel, Dorise Heller, Jackie Humphreys, Nancy Carolyn Kwant, Rythea Lee, Liz Reed, Arya Samuelson, Jessica Genia Simon, and Karolina Zapal.
Perfect Imperfections Behind the Facade: an Evening at the Theatre
Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley May 23rd, 7:00 pm
My Mother Had Two Faces: Reflections on Beauty, Aging, and Acceptance.
A one-woman show by Karin Trachtenberg continues its acclaimed theatrical journey from LA to Edinburgh.
An Evening with Phineas
A staged reading by MICA founder Lyza Fennell.
MICAfest: The M/otherlode Closing Celebration
Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley, May 31st, 6:30 pm
Celebrate all the artists at a unique closing fundraising celebration with an Artist Conversation with some of our featured artists. The evening will end with musical guest Christa Joy and the Honeybees.
Workshop
Mindful Creativity for M/Others and Allies By Laura Dickstein Thompson, Ed.D.
May 18th, 10 am – 12 pm, virtual. Free event.
A 2-hour meditation and art workshop for m/others and alliesAll levels
 Join Breathing Space for a virtual 2-hour meditation and art workshop designed for m/others and allies to rejuvenate your self-care and compassion.  Led by Laura Dickstein Thompson, Ed.D., an artist, Kripalu meditation teacher, Kundalini yogi, and founder of breathingspace.art.
Class size is limited to 20 participants.
This program is being held in honor of the MICAfest Art for Change: The M/others’ View. Thompson has a three-part painting for the month-long exhibition in Northampton. This program is also being offered as part of ArtsWeek Berkshires.
With the MICAfest The M/others’ View Art Exhibition at BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity, Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley, and New England Visionary Artists Museum at Anchor House of Artists.
Visual Art Exhibition and Receptions
Artist Reception at NEVAmuseum at Anchor House of Artists
May 10th, 2024, 5:00-8:00 pm
Join us for a vibrant evening of art and performance by Stefani Weber, celebrating the creativity of MICA artists exhibiting at Anchor House of Artists. Meet and celebrate the artists, and discover diverse and captivating works.
Visual artists exhibiting at NEVAmuseum at Anchor House of Artists
Lisa Andrews | Laura Dickstein Thompson | Jasmine Errico | Paulina Fuenzalida-Guzman | Reshma Gorde | Ruby Henry | Juli Kirk | Tony(a) Lemos | Gena Mavuli | Laura Moorehead | Amy Nolan | Elizabeth Menges | Terre Parker | Amber Scoon | Ellen Shattuck Pierce | Mollie Thonneson | Mary Warren Foulk | Ellen Wetmore | Sam Wilde |
Artist Reception at Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley
May 10th, 2024, 5:00-8:00 pm
Join us for a vibrant evening of art and performance by Elena Ciampa and Friends, celebrating the creativity of MICA artists exhibiting at Northampton Center for the Arts. Meet and celebrate the artists and discover diverse and captivating works.
Visual artists exhibiting at Northampton Center for the Arts
Myrrh Brooks | Nancy Bulma Fields | Mayté Castillo | Jill Danenberg | Helen Ellis | Laura Green | Jane Hesser | Lyn Horan| Jane Keddy | Catherine LeComte-Lecce | Lynn Lovell | Isabelle Marantz/IzzyLightScapes | Nilou Moochhala | Emily Mulder | April Powell | Eva Pushkova | Carla E. Reyes | Ellen Wetmore | Esther S. White | Cynthia Zeman |                
Image: Painting by Lyn Horan, The Watchers and the Weepers, 35”w x 47″h – watercolor and ink on paper.
Artist Reception at BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity
May 25th, 2024, 2:00-4:00 pm
Immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of artistic talent! Join us at the BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity for the MICA Unveiled art reception with our featured artists. Mingle with fellow art enthusiasts, indulge in delicious crudite and wine, and experience MICA artists’ captivating works.
Visual artists exhibiting at BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity
Elena Allee | Christina Balch | S.T. Gately | Robin Griffith | Barbara Hageman Sarvis | Amy Kotel | Sarah Marquesen | Matthew Mattingly | Ellen Pollock | | Alyona Skripka | Jamie Tara | Michelle Vigeant |
MICAfest 2024 Art for Change: The M/others’ View
May 1-31st, 2024
Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley,
NEVAmuseum at Anchor House of Artists at 518 Pleasant, and 
BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity at 130 Pine, Florence.
Events, tickets, times, and details are found on the website.
Link:  experiencemica.org/micafest/

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