Montgomery County Community College is proud to host its newest exhibit, “Marginalized,” presented by the artist’s group, MamaCITA: A Mother’s Cooperative in the Arts. The exhibit will be housed at Montgomery County Community College’s Fine Arts Center Gallery from August 28 to October 4.
MamaCITA is a community of professional artists and mothers who came together with the goal of encouraging each member to reach her artistic potential. The artists work a wide variety of mediums ranging from oil, photography, fabric, and sculpture.
The group is headquartered in the Philadelphia area and currently features 20 artists. In addition to the Philadelphia group, there are auxiliary groups in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.
The artists designed this exhibition around the theme of “marginalization.” The pieces on display were created to capture the ever-present difficulties facing marginalized groups, environments, art forms, and ideas. The exhibition features pieces created in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry, collage, and installation pieces.
The exhibition aims to provide a platform for artists with unique perspectives so that students and community members can learn from these diverse experiences.
“MamaCITA was formed because of a commonality of experience – they are all artists who are also mothers,” said Galleries Director Patrick Rodgers. “Maintaining and working from those two standpoints is really unique and our students and community can benefit from artwork brought out of that shared experience and collaborative environment.”
The exhibition is free and open to the community. The Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The gallery is closed on weekends.
For more information about the exhibition, contact Gallery Director Patrick Rodgers at 215-619-7349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.