Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Worlds Within

I can't believe I forgot to post this here!  Time has truly gotten away from me.  Without further ado...

Worlds Within
Art show by Jennifer Weigel with workshop by Sarah Wilson of Sustainable Cycles
YWCA Cambridge, 7 Temple St., Cambridge, MA
September 3 - 29, 2016

Worlds Within will be on display at YWCA Cambridge, 7 Temple St., Cambridge, MA through September 2016.
The art show features mixed media works by Jennifer Weigel, a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Somerville, MA, whose works for this show are heavily influenced by Miriam Shapiro’s Femmage and Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party.  The show includes an advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the need for feminine care products & diapers among women’s shelters and public spaces.  Bring a donation of a new, unused product for YWCA Cambridge and enter the raffle to win an original artwork(s).  All show attendees are welcome to enter once without donating anything; donors who bring products for YWCA Cambridge can enter once more per item donated.

Sarah Wilson of Sustainable Cycles will conduct a brief workshop on eco-friendly alternatives to traditional femcare products on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 1 - 3 PM at YWCA Cambridge.
The workshop will feature information on LunaPads cloth pads and DivaCup menstrual cups as well as other products.  A handful of new, unused menstrual cups will be given away to workshop attendees, first come first served.

There will be a "Hey, Sugar!” closing candy reception on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 7 - 9 PM in conjunction with the raffle of artworks which will happen at 8:30 PM.  Ticketholders need not be present at the raffle to win but it is highly recommended since artworks will be offered by choice to the winning ticket holders present.  Weigel will raffle off one artwork for every 10 items donated to YWCA, while supplies last.  Raffle items must be picked up in person on Sept. 29 or Sept. 30 or be forfeited.

Monday, June 6, 2016

The Parting of the Red Sea

I wrote this new poem The Parting of the Red Sea in response to a call for poetry for the Devil's Doorbell Anthology and incorporating all of the slang terms for “vagina” listed to tell the story of Aunt Flo coming for a visit, thusly recontextualizing the language and including a reference to menstruation in an absurd, cheeky, humorous way.

I have recorded a poetry reading on YouTube here, appearing as Red (aka Lil' Miss Spurtz).

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Widening the Cycle art show

The Society for Menstrual Research conference & Widening the Cycle art exhibition is coming to Suffolk University in Boston, MA in June 2015.  The art show has been curated by Jen Lewis of Beauty in Blood and features 40+ works.  Please feel free to check it out here and attend if you can.

Facebook event page for Widening the Cycle:
Facebook event page for SMCR Conference:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mola from Panama

Thank you Christine Copenhaver for sharing this wonderful mola you purchased from a San Blas Indian in Panama. "They will copy pattern off anything. I imagine that some western woman left the packaging from her Tampax or Modess lying around and here is the diagram of the female reproductive tract - large ovaries on either side, fallopian tubes, the uterus and the vagina with a flower in the center!!"  I totally see it too - awesome find!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Life Blood Exhibit

I know that Life Blood Exhibit has been on hold for some time now but I am hoping to totally revamp it and revitalize this blog sometime in the not too distant future, so keep a lookout.  The new show will be nothing like the previous ones but will still offer a chance to view artists' shared experiences and explorations on topics of female reproductive health in a group setting.

Vagina Monologues pictures

Here are some photos of the table setup during the Vagina Monologues at University of Missouri - St. Louis.  I included The Goddess Within and Jewelry Set with some information about my other work, bracelets and Life Blood catalogs.