In ancient times women gathered and elders shared their wisdom, skills and craft with younger generations. When women gather, they are given an opportunity to discover who they are and who they can become. In today’s world, girls are influenced by the media and a culture that sends harmful and devaluing messages. If we create more meaningful practices and opportunities to gather, we can enrich our lives with creativity, intuition, and wisdom.
Wendy Cook is a visual artist whose disciplines include painting, photography, book arts, assemblage, and jewelry. She has been exhibiting her art since 1986. She has been published in the US, Canada and the UK. Her work has been sold at charity events such as the "Postcards From the Edge" benefit for Visual AIDS of NYC; Northern Virginia Family Service; and The Fund for Women Artists. Wendy is the founder and facilitator of Mighty Girl Art. Formerly a NYC native, she now resides in Northern Virginia.
To learn more about her work, please visit her portfolio and CV.
Chelsea Dobert-Kehn is the Mighty Assistant extraordinaire who makes Wendy seem like a multi-armed durga. She is a visual artist interested in combining unlikely elements to create interactive sculpture. She often uses recycled domestic fabrics and silkscreen printmaking techniques. She is currently exploring tent construction to create whimsical gathering spaces. In the future, Chelsea hopes to build off her experience with Wendy Cook and Mighty Girl Art to use these tents for workshops of her own.