Women’s Collective Show Opens Second Saturday

CoMFY 15 includes work from over 20 Beacon artists

Artwork by Amy Wilson of CoMFY

Artwork by Amy Wilson of CoMFY

The Howland Public Library presents CoMFY 15, a group exhibition from the women’s collective CoMFY. The exhibit will be on view in the Community Room Exhibit Space and from March 14 through April 25. An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 8 p.m.

CoMFY, which stands for Creatives, Mamas, Friends and Yahoos, is a collective of women artists from the Beacon area. The group began when a few women met for coffee on a Friday morning in October 2011. A lively conversation developed about the challenges of juggling family, work and their creative endeavors. CoMFY founder Kat Stoutenborough was inspired by the energy of the group and wanted to keep the momentum going with weekly gatherings at local coffee shops, artists’ homes, studios and galleries.

Members of CoMFY come from many creative disciplines: visual artists, writers, actors, designers, dancers, musicians, as well as culinary artists. Today, the group has grown to almost 100 members in their Facebook group and meets in person on an ad hoc basis. The CoMFY 15 exhibit features the work of more than 20 of the visual artist members of the group.

The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main St. in Beacon. The Community Room Exhibit Space is open during regular library hours, however the gallery may not be accessible during some library programs; consult the library calendar at beaconlibrary.org.

Photo courtesy of Howland Public Library


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