an interactive art show for our community of youth, kindergarten through 12th.
This year's theme is STILL LIFE - paint, collage, draw ordinary objects around us. Panels and postcards are available for pick up at the gallery, and are also distributed through the local schools. Finished pieces are on display throughout the month of February.
The exhibit includes interactive stations for drawing, weaving, collage, paper cutting, and puppet shows.
The mural project recreates a famous painting, which is divided into 20 sections. Volunteer artists (ages 6-15) are each assigned a panel to replicate their part of the image in the medium of their choice, focusing on matching value and color. Panels of collage connect to panels of paint, together making a large mural - measuring more than 4 feet high and 8 feet wide. This year's mural is after the Janet Fish painting, Cartwheel.
Janet Fish is known for dynamic vibrant paintings of commonplace items, rendering reflective objects with light and color. Born into a family of artists, Fish's mother was a potter and sculptor, her grandfather an Impressionist painter, and her uncle a woodcarver. Janet always knew she wanted to be an artist. Growing up in Bermuda, she was surrounded by light. Fish's father would dig up old glass bottles and place them in the windows of her family home. Fish has noted that these early influences led to the vibrant paintings of commonplace items, rendering reflective objects with light and color for which she is best known. Fish's work can be found in the permanent collections of major museums nationwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Farnsworth Art Museum.
Past years' murals after Dahlov Ipcar, Marcel Dzama, and Kerry James Marshall:
23 Bay View Street
Camden, Maine 04843