We can all relate to being a part of a non-traditional family. Whether you’re a member of a blended “step” family, the parent or child in a same-sex led family, or have created your own definition of a family made up of friends you love and trust. Being a part of two blended families, I was especially excited when Seattle artist Amy Pleasant told me about a project she’s been working on, Continental Shift Seattle.
Continental Shift Seattle is an art exhibition exploring the dynamics of stepfamilies, broadly defined to include adoptive families, LGBT families, children raised by their grandparents or aunts/uncles.
The show and online forum explore this increasingly common family dynamic, how we deal with it individually and as families. The exhibition opens this Saturday, August 9th at the Georgetown Castle in Seattle. A one-night only exhibition featuring paintings, sculpture, mixed media, a one-act play, and multi-media featuring submissions from experiences submitted by the public.
Be sure to check out the Continental Shift Seattle website and if you’re in the Seattle area, check out the show for yourself this weekend!
All images via the Continental Shift Seattle website.