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“Mom, Which Hat are You Wearing Now? Motherhood, Personal Creativity, and the Pursuit of Balance”

Friday, December 11   |   7 PM – 8 PM
Panel Discussion on Zoom

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In conjunction with the exhibition There Used to Be a Street, new work by Dana Oldfather (on exhibit through January 23, 2021), join the Carnegie Center for Art and History on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 7:00 PM–8:00 PM for this lively and relevant online panel discussion by women creatives who also happen to be mothers. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, American women have dropped out of the workforce at four times the rate men have. Between the layoffs, working from home scenarios, and ever-fluid school and childcare situations, the sense of what is normal has been hyper-stressed.

Until a safe and effective vaccine is developed, how do you negotiate work and family when you also have needs as an artist? Does it bear out that in order to be of help to others, one may need to prioritize self-care? In the face of so much potential change, how does one keep the creative flame burning and also keep from feeling guilty about it? Is it okay in this moment not to feel creative? Are there particular strategies, life hacks, or other developed skills that could be shared with a larger audience that are useful in trying to attain a life/work balance? Have there also been benefits or silver-linings such as a more creative relationship with your family that were perhaps unexpected? The public is welcome to join the conversation and share stories of your own.

Joining us to explore these and other pertinent questions is this panel of four which will be moderated by the Carnegie Center for Art and History. Panelists include:

Panelists (clockwise from upper left) Sara Louise Callahan, Dana Oldfather, Skylar Smith, and Hannegan Roseberry.

Sara Louise Callaway, a professionally trained and performing violinist, Sara Louise Callaway is also an educator and the President of the Louisville Academy of Music and a touring artist for Squallis Puppeteers. Married and the mother of a young son, she lives in Louisville, KY.

Dana Oldfather, current exhibiting artist at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in her solo show, There Used to Be a Street. A professional painter with an international and national resume of art exhibitions, married, with a young son, and living in Cleveland, OH.

Hannegan Roseberry, who lists among her “hats”, mom to three sons, wife, Musical Director, Board of Directors at TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana, Actor, Theatre Director/Advisor at Community Montessori Charter School, Courage Coordinator at Community Montessori, mental health advocate, Type 1 diabetes mom, and Autism mom. Lives with her family in New Albany, IN.

Skylar Smith, artist, curator, and educator, and founding member of the Kentucky College of Art + Design (KyCAD). A versatile artist, wife, and mother of two daughters residing in Louisville, KY.

This event is free, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link for the program.

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For more information, email info@carnegiecenter.org.

 

Featured image: Dana Oldfather, Gathering, 2020. Oil, acrylic, airbrush, spray paint on linen. 36 x 60 inches

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