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Life On Mars Gallery announces Motherlove, its first annual spring celebration. This one-night-only exhibition, art sale, and concert takes place on Wednesday, May 21 from 6 to 9pm at the 56 Bogart Street art complex in Brooklyn. Tickets 50% off for Hyperallergic readers. Click here and enter code “HYPER.”

“The evening benefits Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit organization founded by Christy Turlington Burns,” says Michael David, Director of Life on Mars Gallery. “We will donate a percentage of the event’s ticket and art sales in support of the organization’s efforts to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.”

Motherlove is a multi-generational exhibition curated by artist Michael David and includes the work of painters Farrell Brickhouse, Karen Schwartz, and Joan Snyder. The show features the bold, sophisticated, fine art quilts by Mary Lee Bendolph and Loretta P. Bennett, faithful to their Gee’s Bend roots and singular geometric aesthetics.

Award-winning singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright and special guest Marilyn Carino (of Mudville) will perform.

Life On Mars Gallery is a premier art space in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. The gallery brings together generations of artists for unique and relevant happenings. Past exhibitions have featured Farrell Brickhouse, Michael David, Karen Schwartz and Joan Snyder as well as Kathy Bradford, James Castle, Karin Davie, Thornton Dial, Jim Herbert, Chris Martin, Arnold Mesches, and Susan Rothenberg.

Every Mother Counts, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world. Christy Turlington Burns, a global maternal health advocate, founded the organization in 2010.

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