Artists created an installation that included abstract expressionist oil and acrylic paintings, colorful film panels, life-scale sculptures, and a community mural inviting visitors to join them in creation and completion of the mural. Materials: Canvas, photography, paint. Dimensions: 2D 36" X 144", 3D 3' x 6'.
The mural, in both color and content, was intended to be a communal dialogue for visitors to explore the artist that resides in each of us and illustrate their unique place in the Sandy Spring Community.
We discussed the museum and community engagement goals to identify the art style envisioned and how the community would participate. There was an option for people to participate both in person and through the museum website.
The collaborative experience was rewarding. The vision of the museum director was instrumental in making this project a success.
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
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