MLK Days Community Art Project
Jan 19, 2012 05:09PM ● Published by Anonymous
Annual Annmarie event features activities led by Maryland artists, Brynda Ambush Harrison & Slim Harrison
January 18, 2012, Solomons, Maryland – Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, hosted MLK Days over the holiday weekend. For this year’s celebration, Annmarie invited the Peaceweavers - Slim Harrison and Brynda Ambush Harrison - for a lively interactive musical performance and creative art program. 204 guests, of all ages and walks of life, enjoyed creating a joyful noise with musician Slim Harrison. Slim’s interactive performance included a variety of whacky and entertaining instruments that guests were invited to play. Guests also worked with artist, Brynda Ambush Harrison, to create a giant woven peace wheel. Brynda provided a colorful selection of fabric from which to choose, as well as an assortment of doodads to weave into each braid. Brynda then helped each guest to add their braid to the large Peace Wheel. After three days of weaving, the Peace Wheel had grown to over four feet in diameter. Many of the guests signed their names on the hoop frame of the wheel. The peace wheel will remain on display in the Main Gallery at Annmarie for the next several months.
MLK Days is made possible thanks to the generous support of SMECO, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Arts Council of Calvert County.
About Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than 30 works of art on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. The garden also presents a variety of award-winning special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs. Annmarie’s Studio School offers creative classes for all ages and abilities taught by a talented faculty. The garden is conveniently located just off Route 2-4, on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland. Annmarie is open 9am-5pm daily; the Arts Building and Gift Shop is open 10am-5pm daily. To learn more, visit www.annmariegarden.org.
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Contact: Stacey Hann-Ruff