Crowd at the opening reception for the “Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse” exhibition Thursday at MoCA Westport. / Contributed photos by Leslie LaSala
Artist Shelly McCoy writes on her interactive artwork, “We The People,” designed for people to write thoughts about the United States and its politics in red and blue crayons. It is part of the exhibit at MoCA Westport through Sept. 4.

WESTPORT — The art of cultural and political commentary, portrayed in mixed-media works by women, is showcased in a new exhibition, “Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse,” which opened Thursday at MoCA Westport.

The exhibit, presented in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Modern Project and the Fiber Artists Miami Association, will run through Sept. 4 at the museum, 19 Newtown Turnpike.

An opening reception for the exhibit took place Thursday evening.

The museum also plans “Cocktails & Conversations” events on designated Thursdays, featuring speakers relevant to the exhibition. 

Free gallery tours also will be available, according to MoCA officials.

For more information about the exhibition, visit the MoCA Westport website or call 203-222-7070.

Co-curators of the “Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse” exhibition, from left, Maria Gabriela Di Giammarco, Melanie Prapopoulos and Mario Andres Rodriguez of the CAMP Gallery.
MoCA Westport teachers, from left, Erika McGhee, Isabelle Camillo and Agata Tria at the opening of the “Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse” exhibition.
Visitors try out a loom created by Fiber Artists Miami Association at the “Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse” exhibition.