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Abington Art Center is a community center focused on music, drawing, painting, oil, ceramics, metals, sewing, embroidery, pottery, and jewelry classes. It is an outdoor free concert venue, with theater, dance, jazz, and live music on stage. You can buy gifts, crafts, bracelets, necklaces, and rings at the unique holiday fair.

COFFEE BREAK: Artist Talks | B.A.A.D. Moms

Saturday, November 19 2022 | 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

FREE | In-Person Event

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkintown Lyceum.

Abington Art Center is proud to host B.A.A.D. Moms – Between Art, Advocacy and Design, a conversation with our Moments Of Memories artist Aimee Gilmore and Associate Director of Policy for Maternity Care Coalition Gabriella Nelson.

Our Coffee Break series is a casual conversation with the artists featured in our exhibition programming. Learn more about the exhibiting artists’ process and technique through a talk and a Q&A. Coffee and bagels are provided for free.

Aimee Gilmore

Aimee Gilmore is a multi-disciplinary artist based out of Philadelphia, PA. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a minor in textile design from Moore College of Art & Design. Aimee works in sculpture, installation and printmaking and explores the topic of motherhood focusing on the continuously shifting and complex binaries that shape the role. Her work has been shown around the globe in venues such as the Richard Saulton Gallery, London, UK; Mutter Museum, Philadelphia, PA; The Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA; and completed residencies at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY; and Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ. Her solo and group exhibitions have been featured in publications like The New York Times, Vogue, Whitewall, Artslant, Artnet News, and A Woman’s Thing. Aimee’s work was recently acquired for addition to the permanent contemporary collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. 

Gabriella Nelson

Gabriella Nelson is a mother, curator, and city planner, possessing a strong interest at the confluence of urban design, public art, and reproductive justice. She currently works as the Associate Director of Policy for Maternity Care Coalition, advocating for the best policies and practices regarding maternal-child health and early learning. Gabriella is also one of the curators for Designing Motherhood, a multifaceted project that looks at the arc of human reproduction through the lens of design. She believes the city is for everyone, especially for those who want to stay after bearing decades of disinvestment and devastation. Gabriella has lectured widely on topics of maternal-child health, city planning and advocacy, including at TEDxPhiladelphia. Gabriella is interested in redesigning cities, systems and policies that oppress and work against the liberation of those historically left behind. She identifies as a problem-solver, an inquisitive thinker, and a creative person whose experiences and opinions are deeply rooted in her womanhood, motherhood, and Blackness.

For more information on a particular artist or piece please call 215.887.4882

This event is produced as part of Aimee Gilmore’s solo show, Moments Of Memories, on view from November 4 – December 19.

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkintown Lyceum.