Tho Art Mom

Contact Jane Haw
March 7, 2014

(973) 684-5448


In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present THOU ART MOM, an exhibition featuring the works of New Jersey artists, Francesca Azzara, Alaine Becker, Jennifer Krause Chapeau, Eileen Ferara, Susan Evans Grove, Megan Klim, Ann LePore, and Sarah Petruziello.  Thou Art Mom, curated by Susan Evans Grove, is an exploration of the process of creating art while raising children.  The show is on view in the Broadway & LRC Galleries at Passaic County Community College March 7 – April 24, 2014

A reception for the artists will be held in the Broadway Gallery, March 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.  The Broadway & LRC Galleries are located at Passaic County Community College, Broadway at Memorial Drive in downtown Paterson, New Jersey.   Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The eight artists in the show are all mothers.  Susan Evans Grove a photographer and curator of the exhibit, has two teenage sons and a full time job.  Grove has continued to make art and pursue a career as an artist throughout her children’s lives.  She had the idea to interview the other artists, as part of the Thou Art Mom project.  “Grove found it comforting to hear from others who had experienced what she had.  Likewise, she hopes the project will inspire other artists to persevere with their own creative pursuits through the toughest parenting years and allow young artists considering their future family planning a chance to hear some truth.”  The interviews can be heard on the website

The eight artists in the exhibition use a variety of styles, techniques and media: three work in mixed media, two in graphite, one in video and related media, one is a painter, and one is a photographer.  For more information about the artists and their artwork, visit the website
For additional information, please contact Jane Haw, Gallery Curator, at (973) 684-5448 or visit

The Passaic County Community College Art Galleries strive to maintain a barrier-free facility including complete access for patrons using wheelchairs. Large print materials, FM listening systems, select audio publications and Braille transcriptions are available on request.  Please contact (973) 684-6507 for availability.