Sum of All Parts workshop at the BPAC 10/3/09

Aspire's iXpress art program recently held a free workshop at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. We spent the day using deconstructed recycled materials, scissors and lots of glue to help us finish 'The Sum of All Parts' a collaborative eco-conscious art project.

'The Sum of All Parts' is funded in part by a Buffalo and Erie County Decentralization grant. iXpress was awarded a grant of $700 to help this project come to fruition. Working with the Burchfield Penney Art Center and local artists Ginny Lohr and Jozef Bajus on our concept and execution everything culminated into the workshop held on October 3rd.

Part of the goals of 'The Sum of All Parts' is to promote collaboration between artists, iXpress artists and the community. Hopefully, strengthening ties with the community and creating more awareness about the abilities of the developmentally disabled. We had a lot of interest from museum goers. Tons of people stopped by to help us out and ask questions about the project and Aspire.

If you're bummed you missed out on this amazing experience don't fret! We are having another workshop this HALLOWEEN! Saturday, October 31st 11am-3pm it's FREE and open to everyone. Encourage your individuals, friends, neighbors and family to come!

museum goers stop by to help out, Jody shows off her creation!
A close up of our boards

Adding to our already overloaded boards

Families worked together on their recycled arts

Some projects drying before their added to our boards

All done!
Remember! October 31st 11am-3pm open to all and FREE!

1 comment:

sara said...

Thanks for sharing these great images! I love the idea of recycling/repurposing materials in creative ways...lends new meanings to art, art-making and material...