The 4th annual community art show at the White Meeting House in Waterbury is right around the corner. This year’s theme is “Art & Remembering” and applications are due June 15th for the show which will run all of July. There is also an opening and artists social on Sunday July 1st.
For whom? Participation is open to creatives, artists and makers of all ages — from hobby to professional — in Bolton, Duxbury, Middlesex, Moretown and Waterbury. We love to have work in any medium — from photography to poetry, crafts to collage, painting to pottery, textiles to television (okay, video but I needed another T), and anything else you are willing to share with the community! Application fee is $10, scholarships are available. The show will run from July 1 to August 1 and is a collaborative effort — aiming to provide more opportunities for local artists to show their work, and for local residents to enjoy more art.
What’s with the theme? Art shows often use themes as an organizing principle; part of the fun is seeing how different people can connect to or interpret a theme in such different ways. A few notions about this year’s theme of Art & Remembering to stimulate your thinking might include: How does art connect with remembering for you? Perhaps you work in a traditional form that connects to the past? Do you make things to keep your memories alive? Maybe you blend the old and new through your materials or your methods or your subjects? Or perhaps you have another inspiration or connection that moves you. We would love to share your work and your ideas in this group show.