News from the Visionary!
AVAM's educational outreach to Howard County schools to help end bullying
In salute of Howard County's community response to the plight of young people devastated by bullying, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) has engaged National Art Honors Society students from five Howard County high schools in creating canvas quilts that express acts of kindness, courage, and responses to bullying. The quilts represent a collective voice of pro-civility, composed of individual expressions. This special Outreach Howard project, titled KINDNESS WORKS, is made possible through the generous funding of the Howard County Arts Council.
The resulting collaborative project will consist of five, 5'x5' quilts, which will be displayed at The Mall in Columbia beginning on March 28th and running through April 7th, with an additional exhibition planned at the Howard County Center for the Arts running from June 3rd through July 2nd. There will be a reception at the Howard County Center for the Arts on June 20th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Both exhibitions, and the reception on June 20th are open to the public. Schools participating in the KINDNESS WORKS project include: Hammond High School; Long Reach High School; Oakland Mills High School; Wilde Lake High School; and Howard High School.
KINDNESS WORKS EXHIBITION DETAILS:
MARCH 28 – APRIL 7, 2013
THE MALL IN COLUMBIA
10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
More info: http://www.themallincolumbia.com/
JUNE 3 – JULY 2, 2013
HOWARD COUNTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Reception: June 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
More info: http://hocoarts.org/center_for_the_arts.php
Create your own sketchbook & be a part of The Mobile Library Tour coming to AVAM on August 22!
AVAM is excited to announce that we've been selected as the first stop on The Sketchbook Project's Mobile Library "How To" Tour! This summer, SEE the Sketchbook Project's Mobile Library, a 16-foot interactive art exhibition on wheels, when it stops at AVAM on August 22 before our Flicks From The Hill movie night! You'll have a chance to get an official Library card, then get access to an entire library of artist-created sketchbooks that you can explore.
What is it?
The Sketchbook Project is an interactive mobile library of artist's sketchbooks contributed by creative people from across the globe. Anyone, from anywhere in the world, can participate in the project! Participants sign up in person or online (sketchbookproject.com) to receive a blank sketchbook, then fill it with their most amazing, inspired ideas and mail it back. The books are then cataloged in the Brooklyn Art Library's permanent collection and exhibited at venues around the country in The Mobile Library.
YOU can participate!
AVAM would like to invite ALL our fans, friends, and fellow art/book-lovers to participate in this one-of-a-kind interactive art exhibition! See the instructions below for how you can submit your own sketchbook and be a part of this summer's "How To" Tour, THEN visit The Mobile Library when it stops at AVAM on August 22 to see your creation amongst their massive catalog!
Here's how it works:
- Purchase your sketchbook from The Sketchbook Project's website. ***AVAM Fan Club Members: get a special 20% off discount on your sketchbook purchase! Email email@example.com for the special Members-only Coupon Code you'll need to enter at checkout.***
- Fill up the pages of your sketchbook with creative rays of wisdom and absurd tutorials. For inspiration, check out a few examples in their Digital Library.
- Mail it back to the Sketchbook Project by MAY 15th!!!
- Follow your sketchbook as it travels from city to city ... and check it out when the "How To" Tour comes to AVAM on August 22nd!
"Excavation" by Amanda Bechtel
- When: Saturday, April 6, 2013
- What Time: 1pm–4pm
- Cost: $35, $20 Members
Join Altered Book extraordinaire, Amanda Bechtel, in this hands-on, educational workshop where you'll take an existing book and transform its appearance or meaning by applying unique mixed-media art techniques. Come learn the basics of altered book-making and start your own altered book project! BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) or use one of ours. From secret drawers to tape transfers, we guarantee you'll leave with at least 101 ideas to finish your book at home! Books and altering materials will be provided (but feel free to bring your own too).
Need a Book?
Visit THE BOOK THING, Baltimore's very own FREE bookstore! Check out http://www.bookthing.org for more info.
Ages 15 and older. Advance registration & payment is required, please call (410) 244-1900 to register for this workshop. Don't delay, space is limited!