Community Art Project Brings People Together
Over a year ago, Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre launched a Collective Art Project called: “Melting Pot Mosaic”. Thanks to a grant from Canadian Heritage and the generous involvement of The Dixville Home Inc., we have held three group workshops in the last year and are hoping to successfully complete two more before the end of 2013. That is why Uplands is extending an invitation to any and all Townshippers to participate in this initiative. Starting on Monday, September 30th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm we will have weekly sessions (for a total of six weeks). Participation is totally FREE of charge, and requires no expense other than a commitment to attend for six weeks.
True to its name, the Melting Pot Mosaic Project strives to reach people at a variety of levels in order to involve them in a common goal. The most direct level of involvement is participation in the art workshop. Through this series of classes, people from all walks of life are invited into one space to share in a common experience and goal. Each participant is given the materials to create two mosaic projects. One of these projects, is theirs to keep and will be displayed during a group exhibit in the summer of 2014. The other projects will be donated to the Melting Pot Mosaic Project and will be mounted together into a series of murals which will be available to exhibit in our region. This level of involvement extends to Local Businesses, Organizations and Institutions, who will be invited to host a Mural for short or long term durations allowing them to become a part of our local heritage and culture. The third level of involvement is through donation. Since most of the materials (broken dishes, jewelry, games pieces etc.) are given to us, people throughout the region will be able to identify pieces of their own personal history in these murals. This multi-faceted community involvement will allow residents to participate in a number of ways, extending the project to reach far beyond the workshops themselves.
We hope to generate interest and enthusiasm for this collective art project and allow it to reach as many members of our community as possible, in order to create a shared experience. If you are interested in donating materials, exhibiting a mural, participating or just learning more about the project, please don’t hesitate to visit our website: www.uplands.ca or the Facebook Page: Mosaique Melting Pot Mosaic. You can also e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (819)564-0409.
Uplands Museum began holding free, weekly art workshops, on Monday, that are open to all Townshippers.