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Photography + Pandemic Parenting: Celebrating Cupcake

1/31/2021 / 2:00pm

One of the newest additions to the Art Center's permanent collections, Julie Blackmon’s Cupcake captures a domestic and slightly chaotic moment frozen in time. A rambunctious child attempts to climb a column with a Target bag in hand. In the kitchen, a baby is on the verge of screaming while being held by one arm. A second baby is depicted in the lower right corner as it exits the scene and races towards freedom. A child at the picture’s center returns our gaze with a mischievous “I’m sorry for what I’ve done” look. All this while someone rests their feet and allows their recently painted toenails to dry. 

Parenting has never been easy, but the pressures and demands of parenting during this pandemic are immense for many. Join Erin Huiatt, Owner of Des Moines Parent, and Breanna Young, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, for a conversation about parenting and mental health with Museum Educator Mia Buch. In a one hour Zoom program, Buch, Huiatt, and Young will look at photographs together, learn about the artists who created the works, and share perspectives on how parents can best cope with the challenges of parenting in a pandemic.  

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Session will be offered on Zoom. Zoom link, meeting ID and password will be shared upon registration and a reminder will be sent the morning of January 31.

Bios 

Erin Huiatt is a mother, wife, business owner, and community builder. She is a stepping-stone for thousands of families throughout the Midwest through her business Des Moines Parent. Erin is passionate about uplifting and supporting women in Des Moines and is currently the President of FemCity Des Moines. She loves to share her experiences and thoughts along the way to help others get through any given day. You can learn more about Erin and Des Moines Parent at www.DesMoinesParent.com, as well as FemCity Des Moines at https://femcity.com/des-moines. 

Breanna Young is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, practicing for eight years. She is trained and certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Breanna has had the pleasure of working with Orchard Place Child Guidance Center, helping children, adolescents, and their families overcome the challenges that mental illness can present.  For the past five years, she has enjoyed the opportunity to work with MercyOne in several different mental health roles.  Currently Breanna serves as the Manager of the MercyOne Psychiatry Residency Clinic mand continues to act as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  Breanna has a passion for creating educational opportunities through therapeutic relationships and community engagement for those interested in mental health. 

Location Information:
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2021-01-31 14:00:00 2021-01-31 00:00:00 America/Chicago Photography + Pandemic Parenting: Celebrating Cupcake One of the newest additions to the Art Center's permanent collections, Julie Blackmon’s  Cupcake  captures a domestic and slightly chaotic moment frozen in time. A rambunctious child attempts to climb a column with a Target bag in hand. In the kitchen, a baby is on the verge of screaming while being held by one arm. A second baby is depicted in the lower right corner as it exits the scene and races towards freedom. A child at the picture’s center returns our gaze with a mischievous “I’m sorry for what I’ve done” look. All this while someone rests their feet and allows their recently painted toenails to dry.  Parenting has never been easy, but the pressures and demands of parenting during this pandemic are immense for many. Join Erin Huiatt, Owner of Des Moines Parent, and Breanna Young, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, for a conversation about parenting and mental health with Museum Educator Mia Buch. In a one hour Zoom program, Buch, Huiatt, and Young will look at photographs together, learn about the artists who created the works, and share perspectives on how parents can best cope with the challenges of parenting in a pandemic.   Register Now Session will be offered on Zoom. Zoom link, meeting ID and password will be shared upon registration and a reminder will be sent the morning of January 31. Bios  Erin Huiatt is a mother, wife, business owner, and community builder. She is a stepping-stone for thousands of families throughout the Midwest through her business Des Moines Parent. Erin is passionate about uplifting and supporting women in Des Moines and is currently the President of FemCity Des Moines. She loves to share her experiences and thoughts along the way to help others get through any given day. You can learn more about Erin and Des Moines Parent at www.DesMoinesParent.com, as well as FemCity Des Moines at https://femcity.com/des-moines.  Breanna Young is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, practicing for eight years. She is trained and certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Breanna has had the pleasure of working with Orchard Place Child Guidance Center, helping children, adolescents, and their families overcome the challenges that mental illness can present.  For the past five years, she has enjoyed the opportunity to work with MercyOne in several different mental health roles.  Currently Breanna serves as the Manager of the MercyOne Psychiatry Residency Clinic mand continues to act as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  Breanna has a passion for creating educational opportunities through therapeutic relationships and community engagement for those interested in mental health.  Zoom

Julie Blackmon (American, 1966)
Cupcake, 2007
Archival digital print
22 × 22 inches
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Jim and Ellen Hubbell, 2020.32 

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