Share the Load: Call to All Mothers

  • Presented By: Fairbanks Arts
  • Dates: September 30, 2023
  • Location: Bear Gallery (3rd Floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts), Pioneer Park
  • Address: 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701
  • Phone: (907) 251-8386
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: Free and open to the public
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“Share the Load,” is a call to all mothers to release items saved from their child’s past by visual artist Myesha Callahan Freet. 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.

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 on Saturday, September 30, from 12 (noon) - 3 p.m. 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.

Callahan Freet re. Share the Load
PO Box 671370
Chugiak AK 99567

For more questions regarding “Share the Load,” feel free to contact Myesha at myesha@callahanfreet.com.

Share the Load is part of MOTHER, a September exhibition in the Bear Gallery by Alaskan Artist Mothers.

The exhibition is on view in the Bear Gallery from September 1–29. First Friday is September 1 from 12–7 p.m., with an opening reception from 5–7 p.m. The rest of the month, the gallery will be open Monday–Saturday from 12–6 p.m.

MOTHER features contemporary works by seven Alaskan artist mothers: Brianna Allen, Carla Klinker Cope, Myesha Callahan Freet, Somer Hahm, Lily Hope, Amy Komar, and Amy Meissner.

This exhibition is free and open to the public, thanks to support from our donors and members. For more information, visit fairbanksarts.org.

Share the Load: Call to All Mothers
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  • Bear Gallery (3rd Floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts), Pioneer Park
  • Free and open to the public