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Verses & Vibes: Poetry and Music Night

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$28.50 – $92.50

From Pride to Poetry. Verses & Vibes: Poetry and Music Night. A Celebration of Artist Mothers.

Continue the energy of Pride Day with “Verses & Vibes: Poetry and Music Night“!

Prepare to immerse yourselves in an evening that transcends mere artistic expression. On May 4th, 2024, M/others Institute for Collaboration and Art (MICA)  is honored to host this intimate gathering in the Experimental Performance Arena at NEVAmuseum at Anchor House of Artists. “Verses & Vibes” spotlights the potent synergy of poetry interwoven with music and showcases the vibrant narratives of artist m/others.

Featured Poets

Maggie “Sasha” Russell-Ciardi
* Journey Through Liberation: Embark on a profound voyage with haikus that paint a portrait of self-liberation and the sacred path of parenting. Experience a captivating story of spiritual quests co-created with the innocence of a child’s imagination.

Jasmine Errico
* The Power of Confession: Step into the light of confessional poetry, where themes of motherhood, generational trauma, and healing are explored with unflinching honesty.

Mary Warren Foulk
* Redefining Identity with Erasure: Witness the revolutionary act of erasure, where personal narratives are ingeniously redefined, championing resilience and empowerment.

KC Trommer
* Celebrating Artistic Lineages: Engage with poems that honor the lives and legacies of female-identifying artists, connecting us to the enduring impact of women in art.

Featured Music

FIZZI: The Musical Journey Home
Grace the night with FIZZI, an indie folk duo of Sasha K.A (vocals, guitar) and Courtney Castaneda (cello). Their name is in honor of their daughter, Fiona Isabel.

Courtney and Sasha started playing music together in 2014 after meeting in graduate school at UT Austin’s Butler School of Music. Along with Camille Schiess (fiddle) and Dana Wymans (bass), they formed the band American Dreamer and performed across Texas. Since moving to the Valley in 2022 to be closer to family support for Fiona, Sasha and Courtney have been playing as a duo under this affectionate moniker.


Be Part of This Empowering Movement

“Verses & Vibes” stands as a testament to the resilience found in vulnerability, the boundless creativity kindled through the experience of m/otherhood, and the powerful community forged amidst artistic endeavors. By being part of this evening, you’re not just witnessing art; you’re supporting a movement that underscores the critical role of artist mothers in shaping our cultural and emotional landscapes.

Join Us for our Opening Night for MICAfest 2024!

Experience an unforgettable evening of artistic expression and connection. This is a night where powerful words, moving melodies, and the unique perspectives of artist mothers come together. Immerse yourself in the transformative power of art and be part of a community that celebrates creativity and resilience. Join us on May 4th, 2024, for the vibrant and inspiring ‘Verses & Vibes: Poetry and Music Night.

On View in the Passways Gallery, Bumpus Gallery, and the Experimental Performance Arena.

A Painting of "A Mother's Tears" by Lisa Andrews.

Visual artists exhibiting at Anchor House of Artists

Lisa Andrews | Laura Dickstein Thompson | Jasmine Errico | Paulina Fuenzalida-Guzman | Reshma Gorde | Ruby Henry | Juli Kirk | Tony(a) Lemos | Gena Mavuli | Laura Moorehead | Amy Nolan | Elizabeth Menges | Terre Parker | Ellen Shattuck Pierce | Mollie Thonneson | Mary Warren Foulk | Ellen Wetmore | Sam Wilde |

Image: Lisa Andrews, A Mother’s Tears, 24” x 36”, Acrylic on Canvas.

Tickets Now Available

Buy More, Save More! Save 10% on 2 tickets, 15% on 4 tickets!

MICAfest is a truly unique celebration. If you know of anywhere else doing a month-long festival supporting, spotlighting, and bringing into the conversation 80 m/other artists, please let us know! Seriously.

M/others Institute for Collaboration and Art (MICA) is a mother-led, Western Massachusetts organization strictly dedicated to supporting m/other artists. Your contributions as a paying ticket member are a ticket to saying, yes, I support artist m/others. As a small organization, we appreciate the support of people like you. We thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to MICA to support m/other artists.

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Anchor House of Artists
518 Pleasant Street
Northampton,MA01060United States
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