The Gender Weave Project Challenges “Social Norms” of Gender & Identity

Opening Reception Feb. 27 @ 6 pm. Exhibition runs through March 29.

In observance of Women’s History Month, the Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) will present The Gender Weave Project featuring the work of Moore College of Art & Design students. The exhibition will run February 27 – March 29 with an opening reception on February 27 at 6 pm. Admission for the exhibition and opening is free.

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(c) Lydia Nobles

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(c) Emilie Didyoung

On March 8, International Women’s Day, a panel, “Weaving Equality—Exploring Gender and the Arts,” building on the exhibition and featuring artists and educators throughout the city will be held from 3 pm – 5 pm. Panelists include Girls Rock Philly, Lascivious Jane, Van Nguyen, Arleen Olshan, Kathryn Pannepacker, E. Simon Ruchti, Spiral Q, and Chea Villanueva. Admission is $10. All events are at MAAG, located at 11 West Mt. Airy Avenue.

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(c) Alexandra Mosoeanu

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(c) Nicole Melnicky

Moore is the first and only women’s visual arts college in the U. S. so it is fitting that MAAG is collaborating with the College on this exhibition, including the work of Jacquelyn Daley, Emilie Didyoung, Lydia Knopp, Lydia Nobles, Sabrina Salgado, Nicole Melnicky, Ava Mallett, Alexandra Mosoeanu, Mary Boran, Maryann Worrell and Caitlin Tschanz. The artists’ work will investigate their relationships to gender and identity. Some may make more traditional choices and some may challenge conventional norms while others may choose to address their intersecting identities. The Gender Weave Project, also featuring the work of invited guest professional artists such Carol Loeffler, Arleen Olshan, Kathryn Pannepacker, Kathy Robinson, Heather Ujiie, Carol Wisker, and Maryann Worrell, will examine “social norms” in its efforts to overcome prejudice and misconceptions and increase public awareness.

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