Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Prints & their Stories

It was a wrap...  and the 1st birthday of Uribeth.
Happy Birthday Uribeth
with proud mama Maria.
Here is a small sampling of the work and the stories they tell.
Collograph, monoprint with  colored pencil
by Miriam Diaz
My name is Miriam Diaz my daughter’s name is Melany Diaz, she was born in September. I hope to continue to work towards my GED. This program gave me the freedom to be able to create what I wanted, I really liked working with the baby clothes as well.
Collograph with Monoprint by
Bridget Phillips
21" x 15", 2011
"My name is Bridget. First and foremost, I am the proud mother of my 16 month old daughter, 
Allison Grace.  I am a freshman nursing major at West Chester University.  I work part time at the 
Kennett Square Giant and Creative Play Day School in Toughkenamon.  Through this art program, I discovered a creative side that I never knew existed.  I am really thankful for the opportunity to learn about printmaking. "  Bridget Phillips
Collograph with Monoprint by
Ibeth Leon
21" x 15", 2011
My name is Ibeth and I am 20 years old. I am the mother of my 2 year old son Jonathan. I am a student at the Kennett High School night program. I hope to graduate from Kennett High School and I would like to get a degree in nursing or social work. Even though I have other responsibilities, I still found time to attend this art program, which helped me discover my more creative side. I would like to thank everyone at the Garage, the teen mom program, and my family for supporting me with everything.  

Ibeth Leon

Embossing with Colored Pencil
and Rubber Stamp
by Erika Bedolla

"In Her Shoes"
an exhibition of mixed media prints
created by YoungMoms
in partnership with The Garage
and Nanci Hersh
Kennett Square's First Friday Art Stroll
April 1, 2011
6-9 pm
115 South Union Str.
Kennett Square
Free and Open to the Public
This project is funded by

Walks thru Life: Shoe Portraits

Art, snacks, meet the moms and babies, meet the volunteers including Carolyn Viens. She will be signing  copies of her book Leave Your Footprints Along the Way a discussion workbook for 

Mothers and their Daughters.  I will also be exhibiting paintings from my Walks thru Life: Shoe Portrait Series.

Creating community through art... now why would anyone want to cut that out? 


Karen F. Rose said...

So proud of your artistic talent that you so freely share with others, your drive. inspiration and your vision. Thank you for all you have done for these young mothers. Honored to know you.

Unknown said...

very kool nanci!!! and thanks for posting some of their art. all the best for the reception, xox kimberlin

Nanci Hersh said...

Thank you Karen and Kim. It was a great experience all around. You get back ten fold what you give out...

Tess @ Leeway said...

Nanci- Is there an online version of the article from The Kennett Paper?

Nanci Hersh said...


Thanks for asking. It was a fabulous opportunity to connect with amazing women in our community.

I will look into if for you. I had surgery the other day so have been out of commission for a bit.