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International Women's Day: March 9-10

  • March 09, 2024
  • March 10, 2024
  • 89 Burrill Street

Art Exhibit, Workshops, Gatherings.

Location: 89 Burrill Street, Swampscott 

Saturday, March 9

  • 1:00- 2:30 pm | Workshop with potter Stephanie Moriarty
  • 2:30- 4:00 pm | Workshop with printmaker Sammia Atoui
  • 5:00- 7:00 pm |Opening Reception
  • Art Exhibition featuring work by North Shore Artists on the theme of "INCLUSION"

Sunday , March 10

  • 12-3 pm | Gallery exhibit "INCLUSION"
  • 12-1 pm | Gallery talk and walk with curator Tereza Swanda 



Saturday March 9

1:00-2:30 pm Workshop with potter Stephanie Moriarty

Workshop Description: Join Swampscott ceramicist, Stephanie Moriarty, for a demonstration on wheel throwing and hand building ceramic skills with hands on pinch pot experience for participants.

Artist Bio: Stephanie Moriarty is originally from New York's Hudson Valley. After nearly a decade in Boston, she and her family moved to Swampscott in 2013. Motivated by a life long curiosity of ceramics, she began taking classes at The Clay School in Lynn. Since then her mastery and love of the medium have grown exponentially. Turning what was merely a hobby into a thriving ceramics business. Stephanie's pottery can now be found at Raven stone, local farmers markets and art shows. Her unique style is a blend of classic form and contemporary comfort. The ergonomic feel of the cup is as warms and comforting as the drink inside.

2:30-4:00 pm Workshop with printmaker Sammia Atoui

Workshop Description: Japanese Hanko A Hanko or Inkan, from Japan, is carved stamp an individual may use as their signature or initials. An individual may have several Hankos for serious (legal) to casual (acknowledgments) signatures. 

In this workshop, you will draw out your initials onto a small linoleum block and carve it yourself (with instruction). We will attach the linoleum to dowel making our own Hankos!

Artist Bio: Sammia Atoui is a printmaker and painter whose subject matter spans portraits, flowers, and nature. Sammia has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking, and an MBA from Simmons School of Management. She currently owns and operates MiraMar Print Lab, a printmaking studio in Swampscott MA. Previous to opening MiraMar Print Lab, Sam worked as an artist out of her home studio creating works on paper featuring figures and flora, led Satoui Designs, and held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, City of Boston (Public Art), and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. In addition to being an artist, Sammia is mom to two Swampscott youth, Amira & Maddox Atoui-Rodriguez.  

5:00-7:00 Opening Reception  Art Exhibition  featuring work by North Shore Artists on the theme of  "INCLUSION" curated by Tereza Swanda

From margin to center, thirteen women gather to reframe our notion of value, pointing more towards giving rather than taking, providing alternative systems of coexistence.

As a group, we are working with the following themes: gender and economic inequality, human and non-human kinship, gun violence, nature as the ground, non-domination, reproductive labor, as well as failing, responsibility and interconnectedness.

“Changing our ways is crucial for our survival. We still have a choice. The way we treat the planet is key and we can no longer wait. Moving away from patriarchy to a Mother Earth centered approach, and adopting values of caring and respect, are urgent. It is a commitment that needs to start now with each of us.” -Helene Falcon


Sunday, March 10 

12:00-3:00 pm Gallery Open "INCLUSION" 

12:00-1:00 pm Gallery talk and walk with Curator Tereza Swanda

Artist Bio: Tereza Swanda’s interdisciplinary work centers on the integration with the so-called ‘other’. She teaches Studio Art and Art History at SSU and RCC. Her most recent project Touchstone was included in The Immigrant Artist Biennial/ Mother Tongue. Her curatorial project, Unredacted, brought 10 artists together who acknowledged the political post-truth world, as artists and activists. She has exhibits internationally and has been attending workshops with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky in Italy and South Africa since 2000.


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Swampscott, MA 01907
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