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CPL CRAFTS: Celebration of Intentions with Elisa H. Hamilton

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Location:
Online
Cambridge

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January 2021 will be a welcome new beginning for many of us. With Celebration of Intentions, socially engaged multimedia artist Elisa H. Hamilton invites participants to consider what personal intentions they would like to honor in the new year. In this artmaking workshop we will identify our intentions, and celebrate them by creating a festoon of artful paper bunting with those intentions inscribed upon it. Participants may hang their paper bunting in their home to celebrate their intentions, and uplift those positive purposes throughout the year.

MATERIALS LIST:

- Heavy Construction Paper or Cardstock (Multicolored is great)  
- Scotch Double Sided Tape is best, regular tape will work too
- Curling Ribbon  (3/16-inch is best), or, other flat ribbon or string
- Bone Folder or Metal Spoon 
- Ruler
- Pencil  
- Scissors 
- Drawing utensils of your choice: Markers, Crayons, Pens, Colored Pencils
 
Elisa H. Hamilton is a socially engaged multimedia artist who creates inclusive artworks that emphasize shared spaces and the hopeful examination of our everyday places, objects, and experiences.  She holds a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and an MA in Civic Media from Emerson College. Her work has been shown locally and nationally in solo and group exhibitions. She has been the recipient of four public art grants to create temporary public works in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood, and two grants from New England Foundation for the Arts.  She has held artist residencies with Vermont Studio Center, Boston Center for the Arts, the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, and the Fenway Alliance.  Projects include "Sound Lab," a special community sound project that was featured in this exhibition "Listen Hear: The Art of Sound" at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, "Community Legacy," a collaboration with the MIT List Visual Arts Center, "Slideshow," a celebration of 10 Boston area women and their lived experiences that took place in and around a shipping container, co-presented by HUBweek and Now+There, and "Pack Our Bags," an interactive installation which was exhibited at the International Center of Photography, New York, NY in collaboration with For Freedoms.  Current projects include "Jukebox," a percent-for-art public art commission for the Cambridge Foundry, Cambridge, MA.



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