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MOTHERLOAD

by The Mothers

2024-04-22 09:00:00 2024-04-22 18:00:00 America/Chicago MOTHERLOAD This exhibit is FREE to the public and will be on display during library hours Monday--Friday 9am-6pm, starting Friday, April 19, 2024 thru Friday, May 10, 2024. Argenta Public Library - Argenta Gallery - Exhibits

Monday, April 22
9:00am - 6:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-22 09:00:00 2024-04-22 18:00:00 America/Chicago MOTHERLOAD This exhibit is FREE to the public and will be on display during library hours Monday--Friday 9am-6pm, starting Friday, April 19, 2024 thru Friday, May 10, 2024. Argenta Public Library - Argenta Gallery - Exhibits

Argenta Public Library

Argenta Gallery - Exhibits

This exhibit is FREE to the public and will be on display during library hours Monday--Friday 9am-6pm, starting Friday, April 19, 2024 thru Friday, May 10, 2024.

MOTHERLOAD by: The Mothers

Artwork made about Motherhood is often overlooked or written off as unremarkable or unimportant.  The experience and work of motherhood is not one to be taken lightly or celebrated.  The work on this show is made by artists in Central Arkansas who are also mothers.  Our work invites you to reconsider the depth and significance of the narrative of motherhood, as told by us, The Mothers.

We are Inspired by Kate Baer's poem "Motherload":

"She keeps an office in her sternum, the flat bone in the center of her chest with all its urgent papers, vast appointments, lists of minor things.  In her vertebrae she holds more carnal tasks: milk jugs, rotten plants, heavy-bottomed toddlers in all their mortal rage.

She keeps frustration in her hallux: senseless chatter, jealous fangs, the spikes of a dinosaur's tail. The belly is more complicated--all heartache and ambition. Fires and tidal waves.

In her pelvis she holds her labors, long and slippery.  In her clavicle, silent things. (Money and power. Safety and choice. Tiny banquets of shame.)

In her hands she carries their egos, small and flimsy. In her mouth she holds their laughter, Gentle currents, a cosmos of everything."

AGE GROUP: | General |

EVENT TYPE: | Exhibits/Displays/Installations |

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Argenta Public Library

Phone: 501-687-1061

Hours
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 Closed
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

This is the secondary branch of the William F. Laman Public Library located in the heart of the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock.

Upcoming Events

Tue, May 21, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Argenta Public Library - Argenta Gallery - Exhibits
This exhibit is FREE to the public and will be on display during library hours Monday--Friday 9am-6pm, starting Friday, May 17, 2024 thru Friday, June 7, 2024.

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
William F. Laman Public Library - Children's Area
Join us for storytelling adventures with your Laman librarians!

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Studio C
This month we will learn how to make the classic Father's Choice block inspired by Father's Day coming up in June.

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Argenta Public Library - Argenta Children's Area
Cooking with kids is a fun and educational activity that can boost their confidence, creativity, and skills in the kitchen. Introduce your child to some hands-on cooking fundamentals.

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - General Public Space 1
Get help with your genealogy search!

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - General Public Space 2
Part of the Studio's new sustainability project, come help us make paper from the scraps gathered from the Maker’s Space 

Tue, May 21, 11:30am - 12:30pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Room 126
This month, we will be discussing the book 'The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store' by James McBride. Bring your lunch!

Tue, May 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library
Do you have Spidey Senses? Probably not. But you can learn about the power of YOUR own super senses!

Tue, May 21, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Argenta Public Library
STEAM program for kids! Every Tuesday your child can explore different hands-on activities to stimulate their creativity.

Tue, May 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Children's Area
May is Mental Health Month at North Little Rock Libraries! We’re bringing in a little extra support in the form of therapy pets.

Tue, May 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Argenta Public Library - Argenta Event Space
Gardening with Native Plants

Tue, May 21, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Studio B
Learn the basics and start your own projects in this 3 part class with local sewist, Nichelle! Email jenna.jones@lamanlibrary to save your seat.
Register

Tue, May 21, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Room 126
The final meeting of our monthly, teens discussion club centering on BIPOC authors, poets, and guests to take us past what we see and connect us to who we are.
Register

Tue, May 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Studio A (Rotunda)
Ever wanted to learn the basics of knitting? Then this class is for you!