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What's your vision? AVAM's Summer Art Camp is a thrilling creative experience for young minds. Students will EXPLORE visionary art, use new and unusual materials to CREATE original artwork, and ENGAGE in a special, week-long visiting artist workshop. SIGN UP TODAY! Contact beka@avam.org or call 410-244-1900 x232.

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Calling All Kinetic Volunteers!
Volunteer Meeting: Sat. April 25: 12pm–2pm

WANTED: The Brave, The Talented, The Mediocre, The Unsuspecting Few... KINETIC VOLUNTEERS to help in the grueling, all day, general insanity of the 17th annual (soon-to-be-legendary) Kinetic Sculpture Race, for nothin' but the glory on SATURDAY MAY 2nd, 2015! Enjoy refreshments while you learn more about the history of AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race & get the scoop from some veteran volunteers & Kinetinauts on what each volunteer duty entails, then SIGN UP for a team!

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Special exhibit of Heaven's Carousel by Tim Otto Roth
On display April 23–May 2, 2015 Outside in AVAM's JRVC plaza

In celebration of The Hubble Space Telescope's 25th Anniversary, a special light and sound installation created by German artist and composer Tim Otto Roth will be on view in AVAM's Jim Rouse Visionary Center plaza. The installation, titled Heaven's Carousel, links together the fields of art, music and astronomy. This special temporary exhibition will be on view from April 23 thru May 2, 2015, and is part of The Hubble Space Telescope's 25th Anniversary Public Events.

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17th Annual KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE
Saturday, May 2 • All Day! Race kicks off @ 10am FREE for Spectators!

A race of wacky, imaginative, TOTALLY HUMAN-POWERED WORKS OF ART, DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON LAND, THROUGH MUD, AND OVER DEEP HARBOR WATERS, constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or backyard (do you know this person?)! The machines can be simple, small crafts, piloted by only one brave soul, or they can be over 50 feet long, extremely well-engineered, sophisticated vehicles powered by a team of pilots. Pilots ("Kinetinauts") compete for the most coveted GRAND MEDIOCRE EAST COAST CHAMPION AWARD (finishes right in the middle), and other serious trophies.

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MOSAICS with Rick Shelley
Saturday, June 6 • 10am–4pm $100, $75 Members

A One-Day MOSAIC WORKSHOP with Rick Shelley! Come and learn the ancient art of mosaic. You will get a chance to learn about a variety of techniques and walk away with your own finished piece of art. Supplies will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring some of their own (shells, buttons, glass, beads, pebbles, etc. are welcome), but please be sure to PACK A LUNCH.

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July 4th Pet Parade!
Saturday, July 4 • 10am (9:30am Pet Registration) • FREE!

Dress your pet & strut your stuff. Animal fun! Animal prizes! Trophies awarded for Best Costume, Most Patriotic, Most Visionary Pet, Owner & Pet look-alikes, Least likely to succeed as a Pet, Visionary Pet Tricks and more! Friendly pets of ALL kinds are welcome.

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AVAM Summer Art Camp
Full day studio sesssions for grades 3-5 & 6-8! July 14-31, 9am-4pm daily (after care avail.)

What's your vision? AVAM's Summer Art Camp is a thrilling creative experience for young minds. Students will EXPLORE visionary art, use new and unusual materials to CREATE original artwork, and ENGAGE in a special, week-long visiting artist workshop. SIGN UP TODAY! Contact beka@avam.org or call 410-244-1900 x232.

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Shiny Happy Things with Bob Benson
Saturday, August 8 • 11am–2pm $50, $35 Members

Join the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life (outside of AVAM's Main Entrance) in making your own FLASHIES: dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles and such. Each participant will receive instruction on cutting and assemblage and will leave this workshop with at least two finished decorations to keep and dangle. For beginning and continuing students.

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Shinier Happier Things with Bob Benson
Thursday, August 20 • 6pm–9pm $50, $35 Members

Join *King of Bling* Bob Benson for a special sequel to his wildly popular Shiny Happy Things workshop! This continuing class is intended for those who have already studied the art of flashie-making in Bob's beginning workshop. Get ready for *SHINIER* HAPPIER THINGS—where you'll take your bling to the next level by making some giant super-flashies, or try your hand at creating an oscillum!

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