Into the (Polymer) Forest This Saturday

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Our meeting will be on Saturday, December 2 starting at 10 AM, in Studio A of the LeMoyne Art Education Center.

imageWe will have coffee service, please bring a couple dollars for the Coffee Collection Can.

Snacks always welcome. Pack a lunch or plan to run out, your choice.

Annual Ornaments Class is Next Week

On December 10, the Guild will be leading the annual polymer clay ornament class at Lafayette Arts & Crafts Center. Volunteers should plan to arrive around 1130 for setup and the class will be from 1-330 PM.

We will discuss organization for the event at the meeting this Saturday.

This Month’s Topic – Into the Forest

This month we will be working on objects for the Into the Forest  collaborative polymer exhibit.

This is an optional activity – feel free to bring projects of your own to work on and enjoy the camaraderie of the day.

Into the Forest FAQ
WHAT IS INTO THE FOREST?

An international collaboration of polymer artists and enthusiasts. Inspired by the high altitude aspen groves in the Rocky Mountains, “Into the Forest” is an evolving mixed media international installation.

Imagine yourself in a forest. On the ground beneath a canopy of branches and leaves, unexpected life exists. Look closely, be amazed at the variety of these organic forms.

Be a part of our Forest and help it flourish! Create pieces which will form its life elements. We will combine them into living colonies of varying shapes, colors and sizes. We are looking for 1000s of elements, created by our international polymer community, to inhabit our Forest.

WHO IS ORGANIZING THE INSTALLATION?

Laura Tabakman, Emily Squires Levine and Julie Eakes

WHERE AND WHEN WILL THIS INSTALLATION TAKE PLACE?

November 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

A preview of Into The Forest will be on display at Synergy4 in Valley Forge PA in August 2017.

The first version of Into The Forest is currently on display in Philadelphia through December 2016, created by Laura Tabakman and Emily Squires Levine, with the help of Julie Eakes, Libby Mills and Nancy Travers.

We are hoping that the much larger November 2017 installation will be filled with your contributions.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Organic forms, from simple to complex. See inspiration and examples posted on this Facebook page and on Instagram (intotheforest17). We prefer elements inspired by a real forest, so please, no fairies or gnomes at this time.

We want multiples of each element you make, with a minimum of 10, a maximum of infinity, so less complex forms, but more of them, is preferred. Variety is good, as long as there are at least 10 of the same idea. We will be building colonies, which overlap and create an environment which is more complex than the individual.

There is no restriction to size or color.

We likely will alter your pieces (drill holes, attach them to other pieces, hang them, etc.) so as to create a cohesive installation. Your pieces will not be returned. Instead, we hope to use them again in future incarnations of the installation.

Deadline for submission is postmarked by April 4, 2017