First Sunday Art Opening and Reception
Help us kick off the 10th anniversary of the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County by taking part in our Summer Project, "An Imagination Celebration!" A drop-in art camp for all ages, you are invited to share creating at the museum. Visitors will be able to create art and crafts as well as contribute to works like murals, rugs and a totem pole that will be built as a museum collaborative art work over the two months of the Celebration.
CoCreating within Museum Galleries
Windows Gallery- Painting murals inspired by Diego Rivera and creating wood assemblage art inspired by artists like Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg and Louise Nevelson.
Tea Room- Fiber Arts will be celebrated in the Tea Room during the month of June- activities will include a “Punch Rug Station” where the design is random and visitors of all ages may help ‘grow out’ sections of this community rug creating a group abstract design. Concurrent smaller projects will be available for visitors to try, like making beads and hats. During July the Tea Room will be the site for Mobile Art projects inspired by the work of Alexander Calder.
Community Gallery- Visitors will be invited to add “Dots” to our infinity room to help experience this unique space. The infinity room is inspired by the life work of artist, Yayoi Kusama, who said, “Our Earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the Universe”. Kusama wanted to help people experience the wonder of life and the vastness of the universe.
Photography Gallery- A Family Room will include a Photo Wall and Wishing Tree inspired by Yoko Ono and Life Circles inspired by the Native American tradition of ‘Winter Counts’. Materials will be available to create the wishes and circles and guests are encouraged to bring their own photos. ( Photos cannot be returned.)
Children's Centre- Lego Paintings inspired by artist Ai Weiwei . Create portraits by using legos over actual images or create the image in Legos. Use our images or bring a photo of yourself in a large size.12:00 to 4:30 p.m.