Louise Nevelson Case with Five Balusters, from Dawn's Wedding Feast
George Segal Sleeping Girl
Bring white scraps to add to the assemblage.
Interactive and Collaborative Art Wednesday, February 19 • 6:30-8pm
at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts
February is well known as a month in Michigan when the landscape is monochromatic. It seems appropriate to celebrate and explore the white that surrounds us at this time of year. An interactive discussion of artists who work in a monochromatic color scheme will begin the evening, followed by a collaboration of a mixed media piece where each participant will bring several white objects to add to the large canvas and together create a composition of form, texture, pattern and movement.
Wear something white.
Eat something white.
Bring something white.
Hopefully you were with us to experience this event, but if not, here’s what happened!
At the beginning of the night, attendees were given two sheets of card stock, a pair of scissors and tape. The Instructions were to cut into one piece without cutting directly through (patterns, shapes, etc.) After cutting the first piece of paper, artists were advised to use the second piece of paper as a base, while twisting and manipulating the first piece to create a mini sculpture. This quick activity got our brains thinking about shape and dimension prior to the large scale assemblage the group would complete next.
Next, Maryjo Lemanski (who was leading the event) announced it was time to begin our collaborative piece of artwork. Each attendee was advised to bring a white object to add, and one by one, the white collage was created. Once each member had put an object or two on the canvas, it was time to glue the objects down. After the gluing, everyone grabbed a paintbrush and began to paint a coat of white over the whole collaboration to give it a uniform look.
The slideshow, below, includes an image of the finished collaborative collage. The night was filled with lots of creative energy and lots of fun! We hope to see you at our next SDAC event!