What’s your story?
We are all made of stories, those of current time, past memories, future wishes and dreams, and happenings that shape us and our children. story/scape is an opportunity to not only share those stories in a visual form, but to bring our stories together to tell the tale of our community as a whole. In this public art project, each individual tale, or piece of fabric, will combine into a larger tapestry that tells who we are and where we are headed together.
Local artist, Hannah Hammond-Hagman, in partnership with the Porter County Museum presents story/scape, a community public art installation in conjunction with Valparaiso Events’ The Pop Up: A Valparaiso Art Experience. This collaborative piece will be created and installed during July 2016.
story/scape invites participants to contribute and transcribe their stories of place, identity, body, or family onto fiber pieces. These stories will be woven into a larger sculptural form that interacts with the architecture of the Museum, as if woven through the facade. As a site of historical conservation and curation, the Museum holds the stories of those that have come before us, as well as our current history. story/scape echoes the Museum’s role as keeper of stories, and breaks the walls to bring those stories into public space.
Participants may use found fabrics, or those provided by the project, to write, drawn, paint, or otherwise render their stories onto the fabrics.
FAMILY WORKSHOP DATES
Stop by the Museum for fabric printing and dyeing workshops as we create story/scape, a community public art installation! These workshops are free and open to the public