This month, The Lilies Project is launching new monthly series at the Walnut Cove Public Library. The purpose of the workshops are two fold: to build community and to figure out what we are going to build. The main art concept I’ve worked on this fall gave me literal sticker shock. So we are starting over and figuring out what we would like to create into art out of coal ash together.
Each month we will do a different activity, but around the same theme of visioning and a community build.
The events will be held mid-month on Mondays at 11 am. This allows a pop-in with the preschoolers at 10 am and a chance to eat lunch with anyone open after the event. And you don’t even have to make anything if you don’t want. Come join in on a time of uplifting community.
December will focus on using sheet music to create some Christmas Creations. This ties in with the window display of Jester Hairston’s Christmas Spirituals in the Rutledge & Rutledge office windows. We will have hymnals to repurpose and models of different paper sculptures you can create.
I am a huge fan of creating vision boards and make a year-long vision board for the last several years. You can check out videos for 2018 and 2017 here. And 2016 and 2015 on my blog, which I have failed to update since 2017. We will be creating a smaller vision board on anything you want. I will have heavy boards, magazines, glue sticks, and scissors on hand. Bring images you want to include on your own.
Stemming off the Celebrating Courage event, we will explore John L. Hairston’s contribution to building Walnut Cove and the area through his efforts with the Yadkin Valley Economic Development District, Inc. The art activity is not yet determined, but we will remember others who have helped develop our community and brainstorm new ideas.
This monthly series will be held at the Walnut Cove Public Library. The purpose is to make art, discuss what you would like for the final installation of The Lilies Project and to hang out with our neighbors. Maybe even make new friends.
This is a very free flow event that will focus on both building community and what we will build as a community.
Materials provided. All events are free and open to the public.