Join us for #ArtWeekAtHome the first 10 days in May! Featherstone Center for the Arts is looking forward to sharing creativity from home during #ArtWeekAtHome - a new mode for experiencing ArtWeek! Due to our current stay at home status in Massachusetts, ArtWeek has morphed into a digital format to enable us to continue to share art, creativity and to connect with one another. “#ArtWeekAtHome celebrates the creative community and its response to this unprecedented period, as ArtWeek partners and event hosts continue to bring joy, comfort, and inspiration to thousands of people every day during this crisis” - Joe Spaulding, President and CEO of the Boch Center. On May 1st, the original festival kick-off day, ArtWeek event hosts and partners will post links on social media to their online content including tours, concerts, at-home activities, or other creative programs while tagging #ArtWeekAtHome and @ArtWeekMA.
As part of the kick-off, a ten-day ArtWeek Bingo game will also launch to keep creative juices flowing throughout the week with daily artistic prompts and themed challenges celebrating different genres. The week-long schedule includes nods to music, museums, dance, crafts, theater, literature, the outdoors/public art, film, history, and the culinary arts. The following week, #ArtWeekAtHome highlights will be shared at www.artweekma.organd on different social media channels.
To learn more about the history of Art Week and this year's transformed event, visit: www.artweekma.org or @ArtWeekMA.
Day 2 of #ArtWeekAtHome is highlighting crafts! Perfect opportunity to share info about our upcoming YARN BOMBING 🧶 Call for art! Featherstone will be hosting a yarn bombing on our campus once we are able to gather again - this is a fun, community friendly, fiber arts based event for people of any needle skill. This is a great project to work on from home! More info: www.featherstoneart.org/yarn-bombing AND/OR For today’s #MVDailyDraw & #ArtWeekAtHome day 2 prompt: STAMP ART! 🧻🧽🥔 Repost @ArtWeekMA We're getting crafty for #ArtWeekDay2 - Help us celebrate National Print Day by making your own STAMP ART! Anything could be used to make a stamp, including quarantine supplies: cardboard from toilet paper rolls, bubble wrap, sponges, and more (potatoes!).
Day 3 of #ArtWeekAtHome and Day 33 of #MVDailyDraw! Today’s ArtWeekAtHome challenge is to get outside and create outdoor art. As many of you know, the separated section of Lucy Vincent Beach’s cliff crumbled yesterday. Photos of this prominent and much photographed cliff flooded our social media feeds last night. Day 33 #MVDailyDraw prompt is: LUCY VINCENT CLIFF - Share your photo, painting, drawing or other form of art representing the LVB cliff with us! AND/OR Alternatively, you could get outside and create with the @artweekma prompt: Get outside - we want to see your examples of OUTDOOR/PUBLIC ART! If you don't have chalk, no worries! Use twigs, leaves, flowers, stones - sky is the limit.
Day 4 of #ArtWeekAtHome and Day 34 of #MVDailyDraw! Today’s @artweekma prompt is related to music 🎶. Our ukulele group is missing their weekly practices during this social distancing time and are working on plans to be able to meet outside in the near future. In the meantime, one of the Featherstone Uke group members Kathleen Samways, will be part of the @mvmuseum PechaKucha night this Friday! Tune in to learn more about the #ukulele instrument during her mini virtual presentation. MVM will be debuting #PechaKucha on Friday, May 8th on their YouTube page at 7pm - 20 slides for 20 seconds each on various topics. Visit the Museum’s website to link to the online presentation: www.mvmuseum.org/event/virtualpechakucha. Day 34 #MVDailyDraw prompt is: UKULELE or your FAVORITE INSTRUMENT - Share your photo, painting, drawing, collage or other form of art!
Day 5 of #ArtWeekAtHome and Day 35 of #MVDailyDraw! @artweekma is highlighting poetry and literary arts today. Enjoy @noepecenter advisor, local poet and author Jennifer Smith-Turner reading her poem “Whale Watch,” an excerpt from a @PathwaysARTS Writing & Poetry Evening last winter. Day 35 #MVDailyDraw prompt: WHALE. If you would like to participate in today’s #ArtWeekDay Day 5 challenge: Write a haiku or poem and share!
Day 6 of #ArtWeekAtHome and Day 36 of #MVDailyDraw! @artweekma is highlighting plays and theatre art today - we look forward to a time when we can visit the @mvplayhouse or sit at the Tisbury Amphitheater for one of their plays. Here is an image of theirs from A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the amphitheater years ago. In honor of Shakespeare they have asked Playhouse actors to record a favorite soliloquy or sonnet from the safety of their homes, near and far. Visit their website to watch these virtual readings as well as poetry and upcoming 5 minute plays: www.mvplayhouse.org. Day 36: #MVDailyDraw prompt: SHAKESPEARE - draw, paint, create your favorite Shakespeare character or imagery. If you would like to participate in today’s #ArtWeekDay Day 6 challenge: Create a one minute play. Write a script or put on a fully staged performance!
Day 7 of #ArtWeekAtHome and Day 37 of #MVDailyDraw! Today is dedicated to all things DANCE. @dance_the_yard has been asking followers to get out and draw inspiration from nature - take a photo of your natural surroundings (flowers, cliffs, a branch) and then take a photo of yourself embodying that image. Visit the Yard’s website for other creative dance prompts to keep you busy during quarantine times: www.dancetheyard.org/covid-prompts Day 37 #MVDailyDraw prompt: DANCE - this could be a drawing of a ballerina, The Yard’s prompt or a photo of you shaking it up! If you would like to participate in the #ArtWeekDay7 challenge: “We're daring you to bust a move! Learn a new dance step (or dust off a throwback favorite)“
Day 8 of #ArtWeekAtHome and Day 38 of #MVDailyDraw! It’s Film Friday for today’s #ArtWeekAtHome prompt! Our #ArtsMV partners, the MV Film Society (@MVFilmSociety) and the MV Film Festival (@tmvff) are offering a variety of at home film experiences for you: 🎬 Film Center at Home Virtual Screening Room delivers new films such as “Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint” May 1 – 10 as part of #ArtWeekAtHome. This abstract artist was an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse before her long-delayed rediscovery. Watch the documentary & other films online at: www.mvfilmsociety.com. 🎥 A Movie a Day - MV Film Festival is sharing one family-friendly movie a day. They also give instructions for activities to complement the movie: www.tmvff.org/movieaday. In addition, they are virtually screening “Spaceship Earth” starting today - a relevant film documenting eight people’s two-year quarantine in a sustainable biosphere: www.tmvff.org/spaceshipearth. ✏️Day 38 #MVDailyDraw prompt: FILM - share your artistic rendering of a character or scene from your favorite film. (Also visit @artweekma for today’s #ArtWeekDay8 challenge).
Day 9 of #ArtWeekAtHome and Day 39 of #MVDailyDraw! Today is all about Culinary Arts! Here is a video snippet of Callie Crossley’s interview with Michael Rottman and Gavin Smith (along with ED Ann Smith), chef artists featured in our exhibit “Conversations in Art” last summer at Featherstone. Listen to the full interview from her @wgbh show Under the Radar on our website: www.featherstoneart.org/news @artfoodlifemv@foodmindedfellow . Today’s #MVDailyDraw & ArtWeekAtHome prompt: ART OF FOOD - cook and create a culinary masterpiece to share with us or sketch, paint or photograph your favorite food (still life works! 🍐). #ArtOfFood#CulinaryArt
Day 10 - Happy Mother’s Day! Our annual exhibit THE ART OF FLOWERS is being reimagined this year, presented here in conjunction with #ArtWeekAtHome. This final day 10 falls on Mother's Day and what better way to celebrate the day than with artful #FeatherstoneFlowers! 💐 For today’s #MVDailyDraw, post your flower creation with the hashtag #FeatherstoneFlowers and we will share to create a virtual flower show experience for all of you at home!