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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON-MAY 8, 2017)
Academy Art Museum and MidShore Riverkeeper Conservancy Host eARTh Arts Extravaganza
For the second year in a row, the Academy Art Museum teamed up with the MidShore Riverkeeper Conservancy to host an eARTh Arts Extravaganza to celebrate Earth Day. Children, parents, mentors and friends attended the event at the Museum where they were able to choose from a large variety of materials, such as cans, paper towel rolls, empty dental floss containers, corks, bottle caps, odd bits of paper, yarn, wire etc. to create recycled art projects. Projects included castles, signs, collages, dolls, a basket of crabs, and a 3-D flower worthy of Dr. Seuss.
The eARTh Arts Extravaganza is part of the Museum’s pARTicipate! program that encourages full family participation and offers intergenerational participants the possibility of working on art projects together or creating art side by side. Studies have shown that when adults honor children’s creativity by collaborating with them and/or taking an active interest in what they are doing, bonds are strengthened and inventiveness flourishes.
The Museum will be offering two more family art projects this spring: one in the Travel the World series and one to commemorate Juneteenth. On Saturday, May 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., participants will “travel” to Ghana. They will make hanging art pieces inspired by the famous Ghanian artist, El Anatsui. On Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., attendees will be making quilt squares based on designs used by African Americans during the years of the Underground Railroad. Both programs are free. Pre-registration is encouraged. Visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787 for more information.
Caption: Pictured are participants of the Academy Art Museum and MidShore Riverkeeper Conservancy’s eARTh Arts Extravaganza, which celebrated Earth Day at the Museum making recycled art projects.