This spring, the Department of Art Education continues to invite you to join the broad coalition of participants in the Waging Peace! at The Plant Workshop Series.
Consider participating in “Building a Community Together: A Collaborative 3-D Art Project,” which will take place on Saturday, March 31st, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at The Plant and will be available for individuals ages 10 and up.
Hosted by artist Rei Meyers, the workshop focuses on the notion that “peaceful, harmonious communities are organic creations.” The following is a brief introduction to the workshop:
A neighborhood is built from the collective work of all who live, play and work there. The “improvements” of outside entities rarely makes life better for the people living there. In fact, redevelopment often displaces the people who were once the soul of the community. The violence done to the community isn’t beneficial to anyone but those who make a profit. This project is about collaboratively (re)making a vibrant community from resources that are already there. We’re just doing it on a much smaller scale. By working together and combining our unique ideas we’re waging peace and building community.
Participants will create their own model of a part of a peaceful neighborhood street. They can build a house, a school, a community garden, a storefront, a park or anything else one might find in a neighborhood. Each participant will be given a 12” x 12” foam board base on which they can build using found materials. Each base will have a road and sidewalk section along the front edge. Once the models are complete they will be displayed lined up as a neighborhood street on exhibit at the Waging Peace! at the Plant Exhibition in May.
Material and monetary donations for these workshops are welcomed. If you would like to make a donation, or have any questions about this community project, please contact Jennifer Hamrock at email@example.com.