News • Events • Exhibitions

News • Events • Exhibitions

Behind the Scenes: Making the MKC Photography Video

MamaCITA artist Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes recently filmed a stop-motion video to capture, in just over two minutes, the handmade process she employs to create her salvaged wood and book paper art blocks.


MamaCITA Group Solo Show & Installation
Feb. 8 – Mar. 7, 2015
Cheltenham Center for the Arts

Opening Reception:
Sunday, February 8, 2-4 pm
439 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham, PA

Annual Holiday Show!

Original art • Prints • Jewelry • Cards • Ornaments • Wall Art • Wearable Art • Gift for all budgets!

At the home of Lynn Rosen:
1100 Melrose Avenue, Elkins Park, PA

Art Market at Tyler

MamaCITA, which includes several Tyler School of Art alumni, is proud to be a partner for the 2014 Friday, October 10, 12–7 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 12–5 p.m. Shop handmade goods. See demonstrations. Make something cool. Visit a remarkable school. Grab some MamaCITA...

Dyeing To Breathe Out

I take a deep breath in May. June gives some clues and teasers to keep me holding. By July, my eyes are bulging! August and September, ahhhhhhhhhh…

– by Megan Greenholt

The Road to Here

April 5 – May 23, 2014
BSquare Gallery

Meet the Artists Reception- Saturday May 17, 2014
A MamaCITA Group show about the courage and strength it takes to create and show art: documented in journals by the artists about the work they have created for the show.

One Year

Actually a multi-year collaboration from MamaCITA members Brenda Howell, Janice Hayes-Cha, Karen Hunter-McLaughlin, Kimberly Mehler and Julie Mann, One Year was an exploration of the public apathy towards rising urban violence. Through the creation of hundreds of sculptural wire vessels– one for each murder in Philadelphia in 2012– One Year examined the numbing of society towards this epidemic. This successful collaborative installation was shown in several highly acclaimed exhibitions throughout Philadelphia in late 2012 and early 2013.

“Every victim leaves behind a mourner: mother, father, loved one. One Year is a memorial to both sides of the tragedy.”

Miss Representation & Represent

A film, brunch and art event March 10, 2013, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Hiway Theatre 212 Old York Rd, Jenkintown, PA Miss Representation, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and "explores how the media's misrepresentations of women have...

Exhibitions History

  • MamaCita at the Painted Bride
    One Year PLUS MamaCita members exhibit- Begin: Hope, Faith, Resilience
    January 1- February 6, 2013
    Reception- Friday, January 4, 2013 from 5-7 pm
    Painted Bride Art Center
    230 Vine Street, Philadelphia.
  • Forgotten Philadelphia
    Hosted by Philadelphia Stories
    September 8- November 9, 2012
    Reception- Friday, October 5th from 5-7 pm
    Fairmount Park Welcome Center
    Love Park, 16th and JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia.

Mission First, Opening & Mural

MamaCITA commission for Mission First Housing. Rehabilitation of MPB School house apartments– November, 2013. Installed Door Murals Door Panel Murals Photography Art Wall Mural Mission First Opening

One Year at the Rotunda

Images from our second planned installation of One Year, a multi-year mentoring and social awareness project in collaboration with Mothers In Charge. The installations were partially funded by two separate Leeway Foundation Art and Change grants. Painted Bride...