McColl Center for Visual Art, with Blue Cross Blue Shield, presents Community Day on Saturday, October 13th, 2012, from 11am to 4pm, at the McColl Center, 721 North Tryon Street. This free event will inspires adults and children to include creativity in their lives through hands-on art projects.
* Yoga classes for children and adults conducted on the Center’s lawn.
* Contribute your creativity to Mel Chin’s nationwide drawing project, Fundred Dollar Bill Project, that aims to eliminate the devastating effects of led-contaminated soil that puts thousands of children at risk in residential environments.
* A portrait session led-by JoAnn Sieberg-Baker allows participants to examine their perception of identity and take home their printed portrait on 6 X 4 card.
* Clay experiments with Tomoo Kitamura lets participants get their hands dirty and find out what happens when they push, pull, and pinch clay on the wheel.
* Lend your voice to a sound recording project with Susannah Mira and use your own words to describe a work of art. Responses will be edited together to create a composite that reflects the diverse tapestry of community participants.
Visit the “Factory Yes” and exercise affirmations centered around the word “yes” with performance artist John W. Love, Jr.
* Create a self portrait to take home using drawing skills and printmaking techniques with Ibrahim Miranda
* Create a postcard with Diana Arvanties and we will mail to the White House to raise awareness on issues including Autism awareness
* Composer, performer, and mixed media artist Pamela Z will hold performances at various intervals throughout the day
* Still life drawing sessions and other collaborative projects