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Saturday, September 7th

Film Screening

Between the Folds

Between the Folds chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at hard-earned graduate degrees--all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paper-folders.

For more information, go to https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/between-the-folds/

Saturday, June 1st

Film Screening

River Blue: Can fashion save the planet? Through awareness, we evolve.

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.

Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic products has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival. RIVERBLUE brings awareness to the destruction of some of the world’s most vital rivers through the manufacturing of our clothing, but will also act as a demand for significant change in the textile industry from the top fashion brands that can make a difference.

For More information, go to http://riverbluethemovie.eco/

Saturday, May 4th

Shrill Watch Party

Join representatives from The Womxn Project (TWP) and Hera Gallery on Saturday, April 4th from 1-2pm in the Hera gallery for another installment of our Food for Thought series - Shrill Watch Party!

Shrill Discussion Questions

• How did this portrayal of abortion compare to other abortions you’ve seen on TV?

• Based on your own experiences or what you know about abortion, did Annie’s abortion feel realistic?

• How did you feel watching the actual abortion scene? What came up for you?

• Shrill is set in Portland. Oregon has some of the strongest protections of abortion rights/access in the country. How is Annie’s abortion experience informed by her ability to access the service?

• What did you think of Fran’s reaction? How about Ryan’s?

• We haven’t really seen an abortion experience like Annie’s portrayed on TV before. What other kinds of stories have you not seen represented in media that you would like to see, i.e. people who have had multiple abortions, trans men having abortions, etc.?

Saturday, April 6th

Upcycling Clothing into Personal Statements for a Better Tomorrow

Join representatives from The Womxn Project (TWP) for crafts & conversation on Saturday, April 6th from 12-2pm in the Hera gallery for another installment of our Food for Thought series! Politics are personal, so what better way to boldly broadcast your feels than literally wearing your heart on your sleeve??! (...or on your shirt ...or your hat ...or your pants-!!) Bring any old clothing items that you'd like to convert into wear-able statement pieces that proclaim your passion and vision for a brighter and more equitable tomorrow. We'll supply the paints, fabric markers, glues, sparkles, and conversation;  you bring your tired t-shirts, fave personal mantras, and any cool people you know! 

This is an all ages craft, and free blank fabric will be supplied for those who forget to pack a clothing time or those who would prefer to make pennants, wall art, or DIY patches.

RSVPing to the event is helpful to allow us to pack enough supplies, but we also warmly welcome drop-ins!

Saturday, March 2nd

“EXQUISITE CORPSE”

Improv drawing session at 1 PM

Saturday, February 2nd

“Eva Hesse”

Documentary film screening at 1 PM

Director: Marcie Begleiter

“As the wild ride of the 1960’s came to a close, Eva Hesse, a 34 year-old German-born American artist was cresting the wave of a swiftly rising career. One of the few women recognized as central to the New York art scene, she had over 20 group shows scheduled for 1970 in addition to being chosen for a cover article in ArtForum Magazine. Her work was finally receiving both the critical and commercial attention it deserved. When she died in May, 1970 from a brain tumor, the life of one of that decades’ most passionate and brilliant artists was tragically cut short. As Jonathon Keats wrote in Art and Antiques Magazine ‘Yet the end of her life proved to be only the beginning of her career. The couple of solo gallery shows she hustled in the 11 years following her graduation from the Yale School of Art have since been eclipsed by multiple posthumous retrospectives at major museums from the Guggenheim to the Hirshhorn to the Tate.’ Her work is now held by many important museum collections including the Whitney, MoMA, the Hirschhorn, the Pompidou in Paris and London’s Tate Modern” - Southampton Arts Center. To read more about this documentary, click HERE.

Saturday, December 1st

“Share”

Come and share anything - a drawing, a painting, a sculpture, a piece of literature or music you wrote, a question.


Saturday, November 3rd

"12 Women of Abstract Expressionism to Know"

ARTnews article by Sarah Cascone

LINK: https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/women-in-abstract-expressionism-636611

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Hera Gallery invites the local community to participate in a monthly lunchtime event at Hera Gallery. The first Saturday of each month, we will gather at 1pm in the gallery space to discuss creatively inspired topics in a relaxed atmosphere.

As this event is at lunchtime, we are happy for people to bring a bag lunch if they choose.

This event is free, and open to the public!