Let me tell you guys, it has been a hectic week. Our internet has been down, lights have been fixed, new storage units have arrived, a picture frame has broken, a ceramic bowl has shattered. Seriously. Fortunately, we have an awesome volunteer who helped us get ahead on the gallery prep, so we should be right on schedule! So make sure you show up on Friday--we are going to have a blast!! (Also, our camera battery is currently dead... and we are waiting for the batteries to charge. Expect pictures soon!)
Our ballet bar is here and it is GORGEOUS! A huge thank you to Garry for setting it up for us this morning! We are so excited to work on our technique!
I'm developing a new class that will be starting in September--Altered Books: Telling Your Story! We will need children's books (the kind with cardboard covers) and paint primer. If you have these items lying around and would like to contribute to the development of this class, please deliver items to:
511 W 200 S,
Suite 160 (SW corner of the red and gray building)
We will be available to take donations from 8am to 4pm.
If you are interested in Altered Books and want to take a look at what we are going to be working on, click on the pictures below to see more work by Kathie Link and Karen J. Hatzigeorgiou. I am SUPER excited about this class, and CANNOT wait to get started!
Katie has been working with these guys to get a performance piece ready. So, sit back, relax, and imagine all of our fabulous performers getting into this little ditty. I hadn't seen it before Katie started teaching them the dance (I basically have no cultural knowledge...), and I was laughing so hard that I was crying. And almost hyperventilating. It is fantastic!
Sometimes, it can be very difficult to help someone else create art. They have a creative vision, you have a creative vision, and the two are likely to be completely different from each other. Usually, "doing for" comes from the desire to do something "right." Although there are plenty of times that there is a correct way to do something (washing dishes, making popcorn, leveling a picture), art is not one of them! At CCA, we facilitate the art making--this gives our artists the opportunity to feel that their creation is truly their own, and that they have been heard and understood.
Facilitating can be HARD, especially on days when you didn't get quite enough sleep. But primarily, facilitating can be INCREDIBLE, because when our Artists succeed, it's because THEY ARE SUCCEEDING!!!
Next time: Process over Product
TURN City Center for the Arts
Helping adults with disabilities to enrich their lives through the arts!