SAVANNAH, GA, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Savannah African Art Museum is calling for submissions nationwide for their virtual art exhibit, “…And The Children Speak,” which aims to provide a platform where children’s voices and emotions can be expressed through their art during these challenging times.
Beginning in March, the lives of children changed in a myriad of ways due to the pandemic and socio-political events. From the absence of routines – attending school, engaging in outdoor activities, the arts, playing with friends, visiting loved ones, graduations and proms – to the explosion of video images that crossed their TV screens, depicting world-wide peaceful and violent protests, displays of solidarity and antagonism, opposing views of history and race matters being passionately discussed. The past several months have indeed impacted the nation’s youth.
Savannah African Art Museum is interested in providing children a platform to express themselves through their art. Whether the art reflects their feelings about these sudden life experiences, provides them an outlet for releasing stress, or is simply an artistic expression (via realism, abstract, symbolism, etc.) – all submissions are welcome.
According to Child Life and Creative Arts Therapists at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, art, music, and movement can be great outlets for self-expression. Such projects can build positive mental imagery, foster feelings of calm and relaxation, and thoroughly engage anxious young minds in the creative process.
Involving children in art as a form of coping and airing their feelings helps them create their own safe and calming place. Furthermore, physical expressions are important for children’s mental and physical health. According to the Children’s Hospital experts, young children often express themselves and their frustrations nonverbally, so providing opportunities for them to safely release energy may decrease the likelihood of meltdowns or tantrums. An expressive or energetic dance may be just what the doctor ordered.
“We at SAAM believe that art is a voice, a recording of history, and the retelling of a story or experience. It’s a scream, it’s a whisper — both entitled to be heard. It’s an invitation for conversation,” SAAM Education Coordinator Lisa Jackson said. “We are extending an invitation to children across the country through the age of 18 to send us a copy of their art giving voice, telling their story, recording their experience of the past few months for our virtual exhibit entitled, ‘…And the Children Speak.’”
Participants may submit art in the form of a sketch, painting, collage, quilt, sculpture, a performance (e.g., video-taped dances, singing, spoken word art), or written word (e.g., poem, short story). Submissions also can be a collaborative effort with friends, family, classmates, or other groups.
All submissions should be submitted to email@example.com with the subject line “And the Children Speak Submission” no later than Nov. 30 following the guidelines below.
- All submissions must include the title of the art (if named), artist’s name, age and city/state/country; and the name of the group, school, club or organization that collaborated on the submission (if applicable). Entries should adhere to the following formats:
- Images must be submitted in a digital format as a jpeg, png, or pdf in high resolution
- Written word submissions must be photographed and then transcribed in a digital format (jpeg, png, or pdf) when submitted.
- Video submissions must be submitted in MP4 format with a maximum length of 2 minutes
For additional information or inquiries, please email Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912-721-7735.
To learn more about the museum, please visit www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org. For information about upcoming events and the museum’s collection, please follow SAAM on Facebook @SavannahAfricanArtMuseum.
Lisa Jackson Savannah African Art Museum 912-721-7735 email@example.com Kristyn Fielding Lesley Francis Public Relations 229-393-6457 firstname.lastname@example.org
Art comes a Crawling – Coast Reporter
Your annual Sunshine Coast Art Crawl is here! Creek studios open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday run the gambit from bonsai to photography, from cedar carvings to the crystal gallery with a selection of pottery work to boot. A scaled down event from years past, you may actually have a chance to get to a majority of the studios this time! With 97 studios participating (17 here in the Creek), 76 are open for drop in, the remainder are virtual or by appointment only. Find your map at Eco Freako, the Rusty Hinge and elsewhere, and get Crawling!
Our little local, the #219, has a temporary covering for the whole front yard that will be up until Halloween. The outdoor licence they hold ends on the 31st so they have decided to go for it, rain or shine! Doors at 4 p.m. except the 25th, last call at 9 p.m. Seating will be limited, and dress for the weather, eh? Where I grew up, the first snow was in the closing weeks of October but that’s another reason why I live here, right?
Oct. 23: The Hook, is this from the “line and sinker” fame? Not sure about that but sure to be entertaining!
Oct. 24: The High Quadra Ramblers are Mack Shields on fiddle and vocals and Kaitlin Chamberlin on banjo, vocals and stepdancing, who recently released their second high-energy album.
Oct. 25: Martini Madness (2 p.m. matinee) where I imagine there will be martinis, perhaps even some madness? Maybe they are talking about the band? Checkerboard Rock FTW!
Oct. 30: Captain Fantasy brings your Ween fix for those who would brave the elements!
Oct. 31: Halloween Party (last night of outdoor stage – details next week).
Open House at WolfPups! Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3186 Hansen Rd. Your chance to sign up for two upcoming Studio Play Dates: printing with hand-cut stencils, and natural dye T-shirt. Ask Sarita for deets!
What is art? It is said that a builder uses their hands, a craftsperson uses their head and their hands and an artist uses their heart, their head and their hands. To me, it’s those things created to bring more beauty into the world (I pledged to do this years ago). A solo show early in my career was entitled, “Objects, Useful and Not,” and that said a lot about what art is. From chocolate to blankets, paintings to music, there are a lot of Creekers using their hearts to give us a more decorated life. I spend between one and three per cent of my annual income on art and have not regretted one purchase. Each piece brings me joy. In these difficult days you deserve to have more of the heart of an artist in your life; it will pay dividends to you, our artists and our community as a whole. This weekend is your chance to make it happen.
As always, I am happy to share your news, event, workshop or what have you. kellybacks@rocket
Interactive art installation in Benny park helps local artist be heard during the pandemic
A new interactive art installation in NDG’s Benny park is making a lot of noise.
Titled the Hexaphone, passersby are invited to see what it feels like to be in a recording studio without ever walking through a door.
Located in the shadow of the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce sports centre, five wooden music stations emit isolated sounds of instruments and vocals from local artists.
Listeners can hear the individual sounds of each musician and instrument but also a complete ensemble when they arrive at the centre of the hexagonal installation.
The sounds are paired with a visual element. Screens give the audience an intimate inside look at a recoding session.
The project was put on by the city of Montreal in partnership with the borough, multiple local artists and the Trouble Makers recording studio.
Up-and-coming local singer Thaïs, whose music is featured in the project, said it was a blessing to have her voice and work heard by a new audience during this hard time for performers.
“It was a cool experience, because I can do a show so it was a great way to show my music to public and new people,” Thaïs said.
Seen playing the piano and singing in the installation, as an emerging artist, Thaïs said she was thankful for the opportunity for this kind work.
“We have to adapt during times like this,” she said.
The installation is apart of a city-funded cultural initiative.
The goal of the project, according to the borough, is to allow people to enjoy local talent in a safe environment during the coronavirus pandemic.
“This gives people some kind of artistic and cultural experience given that the options are limited in this context,” borough councillor Christian Arseneault said.
Arsenault says this gives the public a reason to venture outdoors and experience art in a safe way without leaving their neighborhood.
“It’s perfect for social distancing. There is no need to touch buttons. We feel this is ideal for the situation we find ourselves in right now, ” he said.
The Hexaphone installation operates from 3 to 10 p.m.
The temporary piece will be playing a tune until Nov. 4.
Source: – Global News
Hamilton says thank you to health-care providers through public art – Global News
The City of Hamilton is turning to public art to pay tribute to health-care workers.
With the help of a citizen-led volunteer jury, the city has announced 15 winning designs that will be printed and installed on utility boxes outside four of Hamilton’s hospitals.
The tourism and culture division’s Ken Coit says the winning designs, chosen from 92 submissions, celebrate and support the role of health care providers in managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coit notes that one design depicts people hanging out the windows of a building, “saying thank you, just like we had that tradition of banging pots out the windows” when the pandemic started last spring.
He says other winning submissions are “just fun and say thank you and have happy heart,” while others are “really compelling images of health-care workers.”
Installation of the graffiti-resistant wraps should be completed in the spring on traffic signal boxes outside of Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton — Charlton and West Fifth locations.
Coit notes that the project is an extension of public art on 35 utility boxes in the downtown core last year, around the theme of “celebrating urban life.”
He says that initiatives help “prevent graffiti,” “reach out to young artists to give them an opportunity to have the stuff displayed” and “create a sense of pride of place.”
Artists will receive $650 for the use of their work.
The project is funded by Hamilton’s transportation, operations and maintenance division and through the contributions of developers to the Downtown Hamilton Public Art Reserve.
The city spends more than $2 million each year to clean up litter and graffiti, which Mayor Fred Eisenberger has described as a “pervasive problem.”
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