This month, explore the exhibition Silence and Time with your family to discover different ways that artists address the notion of time in their artworks. Although the works in the show span a diverse set of mediums from painting to sculpture to photography, the way that they have been displayed together creates a cohesive narrative that brings out new meanings which each piece on its own would not evoke.
Come to the Art Studio in the Center for Creative Connections before visiting the exhibition to obtain a free Family Gallery Guide. This will act as your personal docent while you are in the galleries and includes fun activities for you and your family to do together while highlighting specific works in the show. As you experience these works of art together, think about how each artist deals with time and also the effect that time has on your own life. For instance, are there times when time feels like it moves at different speeds?
When you are finished in the galleries, return to the Art Studio to create your own artwork based on the notion of time. For August, we are creating short stop-motion animation films. This type of animation is used in television series such as Wallace & Grommit and films like The Fantastic Mister Fox. You will be creating a scene which volunteers will help you take a series of still images of. You’ll then take those images and create a short film using a simple movie editing program. You can view films that were created by visitors this past weekend on our Flickr page:
Stop by this weekend to unleash your inner director–it will be the last time we offer the activity before we take a break for the remainder of the month!
Studio Creations is a drop-in family art-making activity offered every Saturday and Sunday (with exceptions) from 1:00-3:30 p.m. A different project is offered each month and volunteers are on hand to assist you in making unique masterpieces. Studio Creations is free with paid admission to the Museum, and all supplies are provided.
Posted by: JC