September 20, 2016
Recycled Art Course to be Held at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
BISMARCK, N.D. – A three-session "Recycled Art: Light Polution" course will be held during October at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum as an activity related to the “Green Revolution” exhibition that is now open at the museum. Participants will create recycled star-shaped books from handmade paper under the direction of local art instructor Andrea Vinje. The course is open to ages 8 and up and there is a $10 supply fee.
The sessions begin on Oct. 1 when participants will make their own paper as they discuss the impact of light in our environment and consider choices they can make. The books will be assembled on Oct. 8, and on Oct. 15 participants will write, draw, discuss light, Earth, stars, and the Northern Lights. All sessions are from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is required at recycled-art.eventbrite.com.
"Green Revolution" is an eco-friendly exhibit with a minimal carbon footprint. It addresses critical issues concerning the future health of our planet. Through hands-on activities and historic objects, visitors will gain awareness of sustainability and learn simple ways to help protect our air, water, soil, and environment. This version of “Green Revolution” is based on an exhibition originally created by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and its Black Creativity Council and made available by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The State Historical Society of North Dakota has enhanced the exhibit with examples of North Dakota sustainability such as clothing made from flour sacks.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. Find more about Green Revolution at history.nd.gov/greenrevolution. For more information about the “Light Pollution” course, contact Erik Holland at 701.328.2792. Find a calendar of additional upcoming events at history.nd.gov/events.
contact Erik Holland, 701.328.2792
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