Renowned environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck will hold an open studio from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 at The Scrap Exchange, 548 Foster St..
Holsenbeck is known for her work with recycled and up-cycled materials. Holsenbeck is known for her work with recycled and upcycled materials, such as the large mandalas she designs with students and other groups made from hundreds of tiny bottle caps and other discarded items (see photo). On Friday, Holsenbeck will work with visitors on artwork for A Community Portrait of Durham, a creative re-use project.
The workshop is FREE and available to all ages. Supplies will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring any BLUE items to contribute (blue bottlecaps, paint, fabric, tinsel, faux flowers, etc.)
Participants will create blue pieces of artwork on cardboard. They will be asked to bring their artwork to Durham Central Park at noon on Oct. 3 to become part of an aerial portrait, in which participants will be arranged to form the Durham flag.
The photo will be displayed in the upcoming Durham Arts Council exhibit, "People You May Know: Contemporary Portraits."
Can't attend the workshop? You can still be in the portrait!