March 22, 2017
Public Registration Open for Earth Day Recycled Art Course
BISMARCK, N.D. – Children ages 8 and up and adults can register for a three-session course, "Recycled Art: Earth Day Birthday," set for April at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. Under the direction of local art instructor Andrea Vinje, participants will create their own art projects to recognize Earth Day and enter into the local Earth Day art competition. Registration and a $10 course supply fee are required at http://bit.ly/EdayBday.
Sessions begin April 1, when participants will discuss recycled art, design, and begin their individual projects. On April 8, participants will continue work on their projects and develop the story for their Earth Day entry narrative. April 15 will include completing the art project and entry into the Earth Day art contest. All sessions are from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This program has been developed in partnership with the Bismarck Earth Day committee. Participants will be assisted in entering their creations in the annual Bismarck Earth Day Recycled Art Contest to be held April 20, 2017.
This activity is related to "Green Revolution," a traveling eco-friendly exhibit with a minimal carbon footprint. 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.
This “Recycled Art” course 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 "Earth Day Birthday" course, contact Erik Holland at 701.328.2792. Find a calendar of additional upcoming events at statemuseum.nd.gov/events.
Erik Holland, 701.328.2792
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