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Future Pliny Park Mosaic Mural: SMASH PARTY!

April 13 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Join us in Pliny Park in Downtown Brattleboro to donate objects and smash ceramics into pieces to be incorporated into the finished mural! Artists Mary Lacy and Corrine Yonce are working with the community to co-create a large-scale mosaic in Pliny Park sharing our collective stories through public art.

In June, award-winning collaborative artists, Corrine Yonce and Mary Lacy will be creating a large-scale public mosaic in Pliny Park at the corner of High St and Main St. This mosaic will share the collective story of the surrounding community through embedded objects donated by the public to be incorporated into the finished piece: tiles, plates, beads, buttons, small toys, mirrors, plastic letters, and other personal trinkets (that will withstand weather). The memories and personal meanings embedded within these objects will host a conversation among neighbors and strangers and create a sense of collaboration, intimacy and discovery within our shared public space. SAVE THE DATES TO DESTROY & CREATE! FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES TO BE A PART OF THE PROJECT:

Saturday, APRIL 13TH, 1-5pm: SMASH PARTY! Join us in Pliny Park to donate objects and smash ceramics into pieces to be incorporated into the finished mural, stop by between 1-5pm to participate! Refreshments provided! (In case of rain, the event will be held in the community room at Epsilon Spires.)

Saturday APRIL 20th, 2-5pm: CO-CREATION CELEBRATION! Join us in the meditative process of sorting the colorful pieces and organizing them into beautiful images!

ARTIST BIOS:

Mary Lacy is an emerging artist based primarily in New England and originally from Jericho, Vermont. She grew into her practice as a muralist and In 2017 she did a nine-city mural tour, sponsored by Benjamin Moore, in her personal bucket truck, that took her everywhere from a seven story building on Broadway (NYC), to the rural towns of the Mississippi Delta, to just off Route 66 in Gallup, New Mexico. Much of her mural work juxtaposes the natural with the man-made, bringing a sense of imagination, wonder, and life back into our concrete and physical surroundings. She has organized countless community art projects across a wide array of settings and levels of involvement. Overtime, she has expanded her art practice to incorporate ceramics, tile, wood, and other mixed media materials. Recently, she has been spending more time in her studio and just opened her second solo show at Soapbox Arts in Burlington, VT. Her studio work explores more personal subject matter, looking inward at the beauty, strength, and fragility of the human body. Her work can be viewed in galleries, public spaces, private collections, and corporate offices.

Corrine Yonce is an artist, fair & affordable housing advocate, and documentarian. Yonce often combines visual art with ethnographic media, including audio interviews, household objects, and photographs. Her story-centered figurative paintings and installations dig into the concepts of home and housing from a community and personal perspective. She is the founder of the Voices of Home project, a seven year partnership with the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition and housing providers across the state where she interviewed residents about “home” and co-created art installations and portraits. Corrine Yonce is currently

completing her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Arts as a Leslie King Hammond fellow and Alfred T Granger scholar. Yonce is currently a Generator Makerspace resident to produce works for the public art series, “Longing is Just Our Word for Knowing.” She lives and works in Winooski, Vermont and teaches tenant skills and Fair Housing workshops with the Fair Housing Project of CVOEO.

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Creative Zone
Southern Vermont Zone (Bennington and Windham Counties)

Venue

Epsilon Spires
190 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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