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Local artist’s ‘Queen Mother’ adorns Mother’s Day cards

THE AFRO-FUTURISTIC PAINTING “Queen Mother” by Will Kasso Condry will appear on Mother’s Day cards available as a fundraiser from WomenSafe.

ADDISON COUNTY — WomenSafe is offering supporters the chance to purchase its 2022 Mother’s Day card as part of its annual artist series and fundraiser. “Queen Mother,” a beautiful image created by Brandon artist Will Kasso Condry, was chosen for the card.

Will Kasso Condry is a renowned visual artist and educator who works across a variety of media and artistic styles. His works are characterized by their Afro-futuristic aesthetic, intricate layers and explosions of color. Condry is co-founder of Juniper Creative Arts, a Black and Dominican family collective with a mission-driven practice of creating art at the intersection of spirituality, identity, community, healing and justice through ancestral practices and the lens of Hip-Hop culture.

This year’s art, “Queen Mother,” represents the origin of humankind. Pictured is a celestial being born of light and magic. She is the embodiment of the cosmos and is the source of creation. “Queen Mother” was featured in the 2019 “I Am…” Exhibition at the Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier and in the 2021 “Exploring Earth” exhibition at Spruce Peak Arts Center in Stowe.

Those who donate to WomenSafe during the organization’s Mother’s Day fundraiser, get a twofold gift: honoring the caring figures in their own lives, and supporting survivors in our community. WomenSafe will acknowledge the gift by sending honoree(s) this heartfelt card. There are a few ways to participate:

  • Mail a donation to WomenSafe at P.O. Box 67, Middlebury, VT 05753, along with your information and the names(s) and address(es) of your chosen honoree(s).
  • Visit WomenSafe’s website at womensafe.net/mothers-day-card-form to fill out the webform and submit your donation online.

 

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