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Trash Springs to Life!

School Vacation Week

School Vacation Week

From April 19, 2010 to April 23, 2010

Welcome spring and celebrate Earth Day with a week of earth-friendly art and activities! Meet artists featured in Trash Menagerie and transform recycled plastic, newspaper and discarded makeup into puppets and works of art to take home!

Included with museum admission

Made possible by the Lowell Institute and ECHO (Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations)

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School Vacation Week: Recycled Makeup Portraits ›
Trash Springs to Life!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from 10:30am - 3pm
ARTIST DEMONSTRATION
Recycled-Makeup Portraits | 10:30 am–3 pm | Atrium

Mixed-media artist Heidi Aishman's latest work includes a series of remarkable animal portraits created with discarded makeup, currently on view in Trash Menagerie. Watch her create new portraits inspired by live animal models and objects from PEM's collection.

 

LIVE ANIMAL PRESENTATION
Creature Feature | 11–11:30 am | Atrium

Dean Kosch of Curious Creatures introduces unusual wild animals the might be considered unattractive, even ugly. Kosch explores why people consider some animals beautiful and others less so, while artist Heidi Aishman creates an animal portrait using discarded makeup.

 

DROP-IN ART ACTIVITIES
Creature Portraits | 11:30 am–1 pm | Atrium

Use discarded makeup to create an animal portrait inspired by live models from Curious Creatures. Artist Heidi Aishman provides advice and encouragement.

Recycled Critters | Noon–3 pm | Art Studios

Construct animals out of different types of recycled materials each day. Make one of each and create a trash menagerie collection to display at home!

 

TOURS
Family Gallery Exploration: Animals in Art | 1–1:30 pm | Meet at the information desk

Discover fascinating animals in PEM's galleries and exhibitions. For families with children ages 5 and up. Reservations by April 17.

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School Vacation Week: Recycled Puppets ›
Trash Springs to Life!
Monday, April 19, 2010 from 10am - 4pm
DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY
Recycled Puppets | 10 am–4 pm

Transform a sock or recycled bottle into a one-of-a-kind puppet with expert guidance from puppet artist Kathleen Jacobs and PEM educators. Perform with your puppet in the Art Studios.

 

PERFORMANCE
Interactive Object Theater: Magic Pots and Recycled Bottles
11–11:45 am, and 2:30–3:15 pm | Atrium

Award-winning performance artist Kathleen Jacobs transforms trash and found objects into expressive puppets as she reinterprets three familiar folktales from South America, Europe and Asia. Meet Tide the cow, Kodak the bee, Minute Maid the good fairy and other lively characters. This entertaining performance encourages audience participation and thinking outside the box.

 

DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY
Recycled Critters | Noon–3 pm | Art Studios

Construct animals out of different types of recycled materials each day. Make one of each and create a trash menagerie collection to display at home!

 

TOURS
Family Gallery Exploration: Animals in Art | 1–1:30 pm | Meet at the information desk

Discover fascinating animals in PEM's galleries and exhibitions. Reservations by April 17. For families with children ages 5 and up.

Reserve Tickets Now

School Vacation Week: Trash Music ›
Trash Springs to Life!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 10:30am - 3pm
PEM PALS
Trash Music | 10:30–11 am | Meet at the information desk

Follow a raccoon family on a frolicking nighttime foray for garbage during a reading of Nancy Shaw's Raccoon Tune. Make a simple drum from recycled materials. For families with children up to 6 years old.

 

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION
Recycled-Makeup Portraits | 10:30 am–3 pm | Atrium

Mixed-media artist Heidi Aishman's latest work includes a series of remarkable animal portraits created with discarded makeup, currently on view in Trash Menagerie. Watch her create new portraits inspired by live animal models and objects from PEM's collection.

 

LIVE ANIMAL PRESENTATION
Creature Feature | 11–11:30 am | Atrium

Dean Kosch of Curious Creatures introduces unusual wild animals the might be considered unattractive, even ugly. Kosch explores why people consider some animals beautiful and others less so, while artist Heidi Aishman creates an animal portrait using discarded makeup.

 

DROP-IN ART ACTIVITIES
Creature Portraits | 11:30 am–1 pm | Atrium

Use discarded makeup to create an animal portrait inspired by live models from Curious Creatures. Artist Heidi Aishman provides advice and encouragement.

Recycled Critters | Noon–3 pm | Art Studios

Construct animals out of different types of recycled materials each day. Make one of each and create a trash menagerie collection to display at home!

 

TOURS
Family Gallery Exploration: Animals in Art | 1–1:30 pm | Meet at the information desk

Discover fascinating animals in PEM's galleries and exhibitions. For families with children ages 5 and up. Reservations by April 17.

Reserve Tickets Now

School Vacation Week: Creepy Crawly Meet and Greet ›
Trash Springs to Life!
Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 10am - 4pm
COLLABORATIVE SCULPTURE
Spider Sculpture and Web: Cut, Twist, Bend and Connect! | 10 am–4 pm | Atrium

Help paper sculptor Nnenna Okore create a unique environment of recycled paper spiders on a giant trash paper web! Experiment with Okore's technique to transform found materials into the types of spatial forms seen in Spiders, Okore's installation piece in Trash Menagerie

 

LIVE ANIMAL PRESENTATION
Creepy Crawly Meet and Greet | 11 am–1 pm | Atrium

Get up close with tarantulas, scorpions, hissing cockroaches and other creepy crawlies from Bugworks! You'll discover amazing facts to help you make a recycled bug or a spider for the giant trash paper web in the Atrium.

 

DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY
Recycled Critters | Noon–3 pm | Art Studios

Construct animals out of different types of recycled materials each day. Make one of each and create a trash menagerie collection to display at home!

 

TOURS
Family Gallery Exploration: Animals in Art | 1–1:30 pm | Meet at the information desk

Discover fascinating animals in PEM's galleries and exhibitions. For families with children ages 5 and up. Reservations by April 17.

Reserve Tickets Now

School Vacation Week: Spider Sculpture and Web! ›
Trash Springs to Life!
Friday, April 23, 2010 from 10am - 1:30pm
COLLABORATIVE SCULPTURE
Spider Sculpture and Web: Cut, Twist, Bend and Connect! | 10 am–3:30 pm | Atrium
Help paper sculptor Nnenna Okore create a unique environment of recycled paper spiders on a giant trash paper web! Experiment with Okore's technique to transform found materials into the types of spatial forms seen in Spiders, Okore's installation piece in Trash Menagerie.


DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY 
Recycled Critters | Noon–3 pm | Art Studios
Construct animals out of different types of recycled materials each day. Make one of each and create a trash menagerie collection to display at home!


TOURS
Family Gallery Exploration: Animals in Art | 1–1:30 pm | Meet at the information desk
Discover fascinating animals in PEM's galleries and exhibitions. For families with children ages 5 and up. Reservations by April 17.

Reserve Tickets Now