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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.

Earth Embrace, Karen Hunter McLaughlin

COFFEE BREAK: Artist Talks | Karen Hunter McLaughlin & Summer Yates

Saturday, February 17 2024 | 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

FREE | In-Person Event

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkintown Lyceum.
Bagels are generously provided by Fill-A-Bagel in Jenkintown.

Abington Art Center is proud to host this artist talk, featuring two of our 2024 Winter Solo Series artists, Karen Hunter McLaughlin and Summer Yates.

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.

This event will also be live-streamed in real time on our Instagram page for those who are unable to attend in person. The livestream will begin at 10AM EST on February 17.

Karen Hunter McLaughlin

Artist Karen Hunter McLaughlin’s work uses symmetry to expand on long-held interests in the connections between natural science and art. This series investigates kinship with the more-than-human world, and a dive into “Ki”, Robin Wall Kimmerer’s suggested pronoun for other-than-human.

She employs a language of shapes that mimic the threadlike hyphae of mycelium, the same marks often used to illustrate galactic space, brain synapses, and other human, and non-human body systems. They are perfect symbols of the matrixes that support the essential nexus of human connection.

Summer Yates

Summer Yates assembles mixed media wall hangings and soft sculptures that are light, flexible, and brightly-colored. There is an emphasis on the material of her work and how it parallels her intertwined experiences as a woman, artist and mother.

She notes, “As a mother, I’m confronted with my own need to care for and nourish myself… the sculpture, installation, and wall hangings in this show reveal the catharsis I experienced in doing so…the soft, squishy quality of my materials and how I assemble them affirm how I embrace all the parts of myself.”

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

This event is produced as part of our 2024 Winter Solo Series, on view from January 19 – February 26.

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkintown Lyceum.
Bagels are generously provided by Fill-A-Bagel in Jenkintown.