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Clark Art: Call For Community Artists
08:50AM / Sunday, May 12, 2024
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute seeks local emerging artists to facilitate a collaborative mural activity as part of its summer art-making program, Guided by Glass: Weekly Drop-In Art-Making.

Artists have the opportunity to develop mural designs and facilitate collective mural-making with the public. On Thursdays in July and August between 1 and 4 pm, museum visitors are invited to join the artist to create temporary murals on the Clark's Fernandez Terrace in celebration of summer exhibition, Fragile Beauty: Treasures from the Corning Museum.

According to a press release:

On view July 4 through October 27 in the Clark's Michael Conforti Pavilion and drawn from the vast collection of the Corning Museum, Fragile Beauty demonstrates how makers across time and around the globe have taken inspiration from plants, animals, and other aspects of nature to create dazzling objects. Highlights of the selection include glass from the legendary Venetian island of Murano; enameled glass from early modern Europe and India; Art Nouveau glass by artists including Louis Comfort Tiffany, René Lalique, and Steuben; and contemporary works.

The exhibition serves as the inspiration for the Clark's individual and collaborative art activities. In connection to the exhibition, artists are invited to submit mural designs that are inspired by images of nature, and to engage with light, color, and transparency. This program draws participants of all ages and serves a mix of local and visiting museum goers. When creating designs, artists should consider imagery and techniques that are accessible to a broad audience.

Guided by Glass takes place outdoors on the Fernandez Terrace, weather permitting.

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