GTK- Kick Off "Connect. Create. Celebrate
2014 Get to Know Contest Launch Event
"Touch Me" Textile and Tree Wrapping Project
|Caryl Henry Alexander, Project Coordinator and Joe Holliman|
|Site for Planned for Installation Altar|
|Banner Entrance to the Phantom Gallery|
They also drew images on the burlap for the second half of their workshop, they wrapped this burlap onto the trees to adorn the trees in nature.
The youth were given fabric squares, twine, raffia and free-will to create an environmental installation. I found each group interaction, and creation interesting. Above the group roll the fabric and started to hang the rolled fabric up, tying it with the raffia to create a soft sculpture wind chime. It was also wonderful how the groups worked together, one group took the raffia and wrapped a small tree. I turned around and went "WOW".
The motto of the Get to Know Program is "Connect. Create. Celebrate." These words articulate our mission to foster connections to nature through the creative arts- and to celebrate the fantastic work being done by youth in response to the environment and the need to understand and value nature.