Defining a Work: My Take on the Mom 2.0 Art Exhibit

Defining a Work: My Take on the Mom 2.0 Art Exhibit

It all started as a random, throw away idea in a meeting. I wondered about ways we could have the Mom 2.0 Summit’s Friday night event in a place that wasn’t dark and loud. I said, it would be cool if we could have a party with an art exhibit theme…if it could be in an art space, decorated with representative art. Then wise owl Lucy Chambers said, well, why not do exactly that…but don’t just decorate a party like an exhibit, put together an actual exhibit.

And just like that.

Two months later, history was made when the Mom 2.0: Defining a Movement exhibit was hung at FotoFest as the first art and design show featuring the online work of moms and women across the world.

It was amazing to see all these super cool women (and men) in this space. Walking through their work, shown in a gallery. Appreciating the powerful pieces created by their peers. Celebrating an artful attempt to define this important movement and moment in time.

I believe all the photos included in this post were taken by my friend and fellow curator, Tracey Clark. Working with Tracey was a dream, and I hope I get to do it again very soon.

This project was honestly one of the most amazing things I’ve ever been involved with. And I’m not just spewing my typical hyperbolic gush. I felt so proud to be a part of this. And that Friday evening was one of the most beautiful of my life.

And now, a month later, you can own a piece of this history. In fact, you have have about 10 hours left to check out the auction here (http://www.mom2summit.com/mom-2-0-exhibit/), to bid, and to bring a piece of this important and inspirational work into your life.

And what you’re doing matters.

The proceeds from the auction and “What You’re Doing Matters” T-shirt sales will directly benefit Haiti through Yele (Yele.org) and Joy for Haiti (http://joyforhaiti.posterous.com/).

So go bid! At http://www.mom2summit.com/mom-2-0-exhibit/.

I can’t wait to see where all these lovely exhibit pieces end up… in homes and offices around the world. (Maybe we should create a flickr page for that. That’d be cool. Hmm.)

I just love it when ideas…and images…take flight to unexpected places. It’s a beautiful thing.

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