"THE FRIENDSHIP PROJECT" was a collaboration by six artists (Terri Dilling, Amandine Drouet, Susan Ker-Seymer, Mary McCarthy, Corrina Sephora Mensoff, and Alison Weldon) exploring ideas of "friend" and "ship”, producing an exhibit consisting of a large fabric and steel installation and a series of collaborative mixed-material pieces. The varied skills and creative processes each artist contributed to the work include metalwork, printmaking, painting, sewing and collage. Each artist also exhibited individual works, some which were created in direct response to the theme, the collaborative process, and to each other.
During the course of exhibition, the artists held a printmaking workshop in the gallery that was open to community participation. Community participants included groups from the East Atlanta Kids Club, the Girl Scouts, members from the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, as well as many other individuals. The artists together used the resulting printed fabric to create six new wall pieces, that were installed in the gallery and celebrated during the closing reception. The FriendSHIP Project was supported in part by a grant from the City of Atlanta, Office of Cultural Affairs, and ran from February 6 - March 6, 2009 at the MOCA GA Expansion Gallery, 75 Bennett Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309