NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Visual arts programming at the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle takes on new meaning. Each month, new art forms are introduced and taught by local artists. As Director of Operations Eric Woodlin notes, “At BGCNR, we embrace creativity and self-expression, and encourage all Club members to experience art locally and globally.”
Starting in December, Club members are participating in an art project titled Creative Collage: Imagine! Ceramic artist, teacher and President of the Clay Art Center, Judith Weber, instructs Club members on a Story Telling/Collage Workshop that encourages members to IMAGINE!
Judith says, “Club members learn to tell a story, express a wish, relate a dream and share that information through the creation of a collage…the choice of subject is totally individualized, asking members to think about a topic that is not real, but one he or she is excited by.” Members’ collages are created from magazines, printed material, photographs, collected images, and enhanced by collected items. The resulting work is accompanied by the members’ story so the final work can be experienced in context.
Join us for our first monthly art exhibit December 18, 19 and 20 at the Remington Clubhouse Gallery located at 116 Guion Place, New Rochelle, NY (entrance and parking on Prince Street). Exhibit hours are Friday, Dec. 18th from 4pm-7pm, Saturday, Dec. 19th from 1pm to 4pm and a closing reception on Sunday Dec. 20th from 1pm to 4pm.