Join us on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at 5:00PM, the day before Mother's Day, for a "Motherless Mother's Day Ceremony" and Potluck. FREE. Why "Motherless Mother's Day"? Mother’s Day is all about “Celebrating Mom.” The assumption on Mother’s Day is that our mothers are alive and well and this is a special day to thank them for being our mothers. So everything on this day is geared to showing mom how much we care by giving her flowers, cards, candy and gifts. Now, imagine how painful this can be if our mother has already died.
Grief is not a linear process: it is circular and seasonal; returning our pain to us on birthdays, holidays, anniversaries of death and other special occasions… There is healing that comes with tears, especially if we gather together in groups and can comfort each other. There is healing that comes in remembering, in sharing our stories with others who have also suffered loss. I host this celebration because for those who have lost their mothers, Mother’s Day can be tremendously sad… it is a holiday that compounds the pain of our grief by reminding us of all that we have lost...
We will tell stories, light candles, cry a little, laugh a little... -Shae Uisna
We are currently closed to the public but will be reopening soon with exciting changes. Stay tuned for updated hours!
Elisabeth jones art center is located in the pearl district of downtown portland, oregon we are a non-profit FINE ART organization with a focus on ecology, social justice, and contemporary issues 516 NW 14TH AVE, PORTLAND, OR 97209