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May 17 – July 20, 2014
Perceived Landscape: interpretations of actual spaces at particular times.
Imagined Landscapes: interpretations of spaces from the past, memory, make-believe, and/or the future.
Landscapes of the Mind: interpreting psychological states of being through creations of space.
This exhibition will be supported by a number of educational programs including, but not limited to: curator led tours of the Biggs Museum’s landscape paintings, juror talks, workshops in the Museum’s galleries, “Paint Outs” in Dover’s historic areas, and Biggs Kids programming.
May 17 – July 20, 2014
With support from Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the Biggs Museum is proud to present a series of educational programs that provide valuable information as well as art-related experiences that focus on the importance of recycling. From May 17 through July 20, the Child HELP Foundation Gallery will be transformed into the R³ Factory providing a designated space for recycling-related activities. The R³ Factory will provide visitors with the opportunity to view recycling-themed art installations, participate in a variety of hands-on activities using recycled materials, and view an award winning documentary about a contemporary artist whose art is inspired by the world’s largest landfill. Four artist installations will provide visitors with the opportunity to view four different interpretations of recycling and art and participate in their completion by adding materials available in the R³ Factory. By providing visitors with the opportunity to engage with the installations, we hope to leave a lasting impression about how each individual can make a significant impact on the amount of waste that is disposed of each year. The four artists are:
- Jennifer Boland, Art Educator at Campus Community School
- Lori Crawford, Professor at Delaware State University
- Heidi Lowe, Professional Jewelry Artist
- Mary Pauer, 2014 Delaware Division of the Arts Established Literary Fellow
Visitors to the R³ Factory will be encouraged to vote on the installation that most inspires them to get involved in recycling. Votes will be accepted at the museum, on the Biggs Museum website and on the Biggs Museum’s Facebook page from May 17 to July 20. The winning artist and their installation will be announced on our website and Facebook page on August 1 and featured in the fall Museletter.
We need your help! Please assist us as we gather recyclable materials for use in the R³ Factory. Donations are being accepted at the front desk of the museum to the attention of Beccy Cooper. Please contact Beccy at 674-2111 ext. 101 or email@example.com with any questions. The artists have requested the following materials:
- aluminum soda cans
- six pack soda rings (yoke)
- small water bottles
- egg cartons
- paper towel rolls
- aluminum foil
- fabric scraps
- use light bulbs
- old books (preferably ledger sized)