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May 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
World Collage Day Make-And-Take Event at 310 Art in the River Arts District
May 8, noon-4pm
On the loading dock at 310 Art, 191 Lyman, Asheville, NC, 28801
Contact: Bridget Benton, [email protected] , 503-913-4558 (text preferred)
IG: @BridgetBentonArtist @310Art #worldcollageday
On May 8, Artist Bridget Benton will collaborate with the community to make a 24” x 24” collage. Visitors to 310 Art at Riverview Station in Asheville’s River Arts District will have the opportunity to create their own 3” square collages between Noon and 4pm. Benton will then combine the completed mini-collages into one larger work! The completed super-collage will be sold through 310 Art and proceeds beyond material costs will be donated to 310 Art’s Emerging Artist Scholarship Fund.
Packs of collage fodder and 3” square cards will be given out to visitors while supplies last, and glue sticks and scissors will be available for guest use. Guests are invited to make one collage for themselves, and one to contribute to the larger work! The collage fodder will include paper items that are often discarded, emphasizing reuse and ecologically sound artmaking.
“I love collage. It’s such an accessible art form. Anyone can do it, and yet fine artists have also used collage as a medium for over 100 years. While digital collage is certainly popular, I’m seeing a real resurgence of artists using analog methods, just cutting and pasting. That’s what we’ll be inviting folks to do this weekend!” While Benton hopes this will encourage adults to flex their creative muscles, children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
310 Art will observe safety protocols – visitors will be asked to mask up, socially distanced work spaces will be available, and scissors and glue sticks will be cleaned between uses.