Annmarie Sculpture Garden Hosts Special Summer Art Project

By Joann Foltz

 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden Hosts Special Summer Art Project

 

Annmarie Sculpture garden & Arts Center’s Artist-In-Residence, Hannah Jeremiah

Annmarie Sculpture garden & Arts Center’s Artist-In-Residence, Hannah Jeremiah

Summer is here and Annmarie Garden announces an exciting community art project entitled, Inflatable – Images & Inspirations. The project will continue throughout the summer and will be led by artist-in-residence, Hannah Jeremiah. Visitors are invited to participate in something bigger than themselves with the creation of this work of art that will inspire and delight.

The Public Art Project at Annmarie began in 2005 in an effort to engage the public and celebrate art and creativity. Hundreds of guests participate each year in projects such as the Wish Mandala, made of hundreds of wishing flags, designed to create harmony in the community and last year’s Modern Petroglyphics, a stone carving installation featuring drawings from the community.

Jeremiah is an artist who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She was born in Arkansas and grew up in the Connecticut suburbs. There she developed a curiosity about overabundance, waste, and the unwanted–one earring in the stairwell, a pyramid of empty Snapple bottles, two leftover sleeves. For Hannah, discarded objects act as catalysts for flexible sculptures, installations, and performances. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, she has exhibited work at Artscape, Maryland Art Place, and MICA’s Annual Benefit Fashion Show.

Artist-In-Residence, Hannah Jeremiah works on a small scale model for her Inflatable-Images & Inspiration public art project at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.

Artist-In-Residence, Hannah Jeremiah works on a small scale model for her Inflatable-Images & Inspiration public art project at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.

For the Inflatable project, she will sew together scraps to create an inflatable that interacts with the outdoor environment. Visitors can help this project come to life by drawing a picture or writing a message on pieces of scrap plastic and vinyl in the artLAB at Annmarie Garden. Inspiration can come from what you are grateful for, a person who makes you happy, or something you love to do. “It’s great to see so many people contributing to this project already” says Hannah. “My goal is to have a structure large enough so everyone can walk inside to see their own artwork.”

Hannah will be in the artLAB most days between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm., so visitors can meet her, learn more about the project, and check on its’ progress. The community is encouraged to visit anytime the Garden is open and come back as often as they would like to participate; and then join us at Artsfest September 17-18 to see the finished installation.

Participation is included with the price of admission. Admission is free for members; $5 for adults; $4 for military; $3 for youth; free for children 5 & under.  For additional information, visit http://www.annmariegarden.org or call410-326-4640.

 

About Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Panels created by community participants are stitched together as part of the public art project, Inflatable-Images & Inspiration, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.

Panels created by community participants are stitched together as part of the public art project, Inflatable-Images & Inspiration, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie Garden is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than 35 works of art on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Annmarie Garden also presents a variety of award-winning special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs. Annmarie Garden’s Studio School offers creative classes for all ages and abilities taught by a talented faculty. Annmarie Garden is conveniently located just off Route 2-4, on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland; open 9am-5pm daily; the Murray Arts Building and Gift Shop are open 10am-5pm daily. To learn more, visit http://www.annmariegarden.org.

 

Directions to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & arts Center

From Washington DC (about a 60 minute drive): take Route 4 South to Capital Beltway Exit 11 (to Prince Frederick). Continue on 4 South, following signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left

 

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Artist-In-Residence, Hannah Jeremiah works on a small scale model for her Inflatable-Images & Inspiration public art project at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.

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Annmarie Sculpture garden & Arts Center’s Artist-In-Residence, Hannah Jeremiah

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Panels created by community participants are stitched together as part of the public art project, Inflatable-Images & Inspiration, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.

 

 

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