Mr. Imagination: Virtual Movie Night and Art Workshop
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About the Event
We'll screen the short documentary Sculpting History: Mr. Imagination's Sanford Memory Wall at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, followed by an art project inspired by Mr. Imagination.
About the Film
In 2007, artist Mr. Imagination spent three weeks creating a community memory wall installation outside of the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery in Sanford Florida. Residents brought Mr. Imagination their trinkets and mementos to add to the cement wall where it remains installed to this day.
About the Art Project
Stay with us after the film to make an Imagination Portrait using a paintbrush, like Mr. I did! Below is the supply list to gather on your own. We'll be leading the workshop online and provide help along the way.
Paintbrush: could be new or used Adhesive of some kind: hot glue, white glue, air dry clay, or Apoxie Sculpt Decorations: beads, buttons, googly eyes, trinkets, feathers etc.
Special thanks to film director Tomas Valladares. Addition thanks to Folkvine, University of Central Florida and Jeanine Taylor Folk Art gallery.
About the Artist
Artist Gregory Warmack aka “Mr. Imagination” was known for creating artwork out of everyday objects including bottle caps, brushes, rocks and more. A collector of beads and trinkets, Mr. Imagination began making and selling jewelry in his late teens. In 1978, a week after having a premonition, Mr. Imagination was robbed while selling his jewelry on the street. He went into a coma and had an out-of-body experience that changed him forever. After he recovered, he renamed himself “Mr. Imagination.” “Mr. I” began using new and different types of recycled materials in his art, most notably the bottle caps he is still best known for today. Mr. Imagination’s artwork can be seen at the American Visionary Art Museum.