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An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. May 6

SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Beth Yazharis Intricate Garden is one of the pieces on display at the Mothers & Makers exhibition at 510 Museum and ARTspace during May.

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego will present “Mothers & Makers,” an exhibition of female artists in conjunction with Mother’s Day at 510 Museum & ARTspace. The exhibition opens May 6 with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. and closes May 27.

“Mothers & Makers” features the work of Angelina Marino-Heidel, Carrie Moore, Jan Rimerman, Hazel Schlesinger, Lynne Wintermute and Beth Yazhari, representing the strong creative leadership and spirit of female artists in the community. While the exhibition plays upon the traditional concept of women in history as “makers,” the larger idea behind the exhibition invites viewers to consider the breadth of roles female artists play. Participating artists will be exhibiting a variety of media, including embossed leather, glass jewelry, paintings and mixed media works as a means to explore each woman’s artistic practice and how her own journey has influenced her work.

“In previous generations there was very little support for women who desired to balance motherhood with a career outside the home,” said Yazhari, who will be displaying her mixed media canvases. “Extremely talented female artists such as Mary Cassatt and Georgia O’Keeffe often made the difficult choice to forgo motherhood in order to have the time and freedom to paint. I feel extremely grateful to be living in a time when women can freely pursue careers as artists, among other valuable vocations, and yet I feel a kinship with mothers of the past who struggled to express their creative gifts and were often confined to doing so in the domestic realm.”

“As an artist, mother, wife and maker, I, like other colleagues of mine, wear many hats,” said Carrie Moore, who will be displaying her embossed leather works. “Two of my greatest joys are my daughters, both successful in life, love and career — both intensely creative. Their energy and connectedness to me gives me an inner peace and strength as I watch them thrive and wear their own hats. My early career as a graphic designer allowed me to raise them, as I worked from an in-home studio — doubly blessed. Now we get the opportunities to share, critique and celebrate one another’s creative expressions.”

The exhibition is free and open to the public 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday during May and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. All work is available for sale. The 510 Museum and ARTSpace is located at 510 First St. in downtown Lake Oswego.

Tidal Influx is one of the pieces Hazel Schlesinger will exhibit.

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