Flagbook Workshops

We sent out this news release today;  watch for it in your local media.

Openings for Flag Book Workshops

Prototype Flag Book

Jamestown, NY – Creative Arts of Women – Western New York (CAW WNY) is filling downtown Jamestown with wonderful art opportunities to brighten up the remaining weeks of winter.

With funding provided in part by a Ray and Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation “Artists in the Community Grant”administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, three workshops will result in the creation of a Photo Flag Book Installation Project.

The theme of the installation will be images of women making or selling their artwork.

Creators of the program are artist Debra Eck and photographer Jennifer Schlick.

“Folks have been asking us just what a flag book installation is,” said Schlick.

She explained that a flag book is made by creating an accordion-folded binding, then attaching “flags” to each of the folds. The result is a three-dimensional book, almost like a pop-up book.  The installation will consist of 16 such books, each containing 12 images of women doing something creative.

“We welcome your participation in three ways,” Schlick continued. “You can invite me to come and photograph you being creative – making art, rehearsing a performance, cooking a meal…whatever you do that is your creative outlet. Or you can email photographs to use in the installation or attend a workshop to help make the books.”

To participate in any of these ways, reply at the “The Installations Workshops” page at https://womencreate.wordpress.com/.

The first workshop, on Paper Preparation, is on Saturday, February 25, 2012, 10 am-noon in the Art Room at theInfinity Visual and Performing Arts Center, 115 East Third Street in downtown Jamestown. This messy workshop is appropriate for all ages; children must be accompanied by adults.  The papers created will become part of the installation, and participants will have time to make a small pamphlet journal to take home.  There is no fee, but pre-registration is required. Maximum enrollment is 12.

On Saturday, March 3, 2012, 10 am-1 pm, the Flag Book Workshop will be held in Infinity’s Café. Because precision folding is required for the construction of the flag books, this workshop is recommended for students age 13 and up.  The books created will become part of the installation.  Participants will also make small flag books to take home. Again, with a maximum enrollment of 12, there is no fee, but pre-registration is required.

The Flag Book Completion will be 2-4 pm on Sunday, March 25 at the 3rd on 3rd Gallery at 116 East Third Street beside the Reg Lenna Civic Center in downtown Jamestown. All are welcome to stop by and help finish the flag books before they are hung. Pre-registration is not necessary.

Women Create, a juried show of the work of 41 artists, is currently on exhibit at the 3rd on 3rd Gallery. Presented in cooperation with the Arts Council for Chautauqua County, the exhibit’s regular hours are 10 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday until the closing reception on Saturday, March 31. It can be viewed by appointment by contacting Len Barry at (716) 664-2465, ext. 227.

Artists Salons related to the exhibit will be held on Wednesdays, February 22, March 7 and March 21.

Events are also planned from morning to evening on SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, Saturday, March 31.

For details on all these programs, visit https://womencreate.wordpress.com/.

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