Special - Art Workshop for Adults* - "Project Pinwheel"
with Joshua Shiau from the Rhode Island School of Design
Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m

Here's a chance for Chelmsford Art to travel to the Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert this August!!

Come share your voice! We welcome experienced and novice artists alike to contribute work to Project Pinwheel, where your work will displayed alongside the work of artists, writers, sculptors, poets, friends and family from all around the globe. Built from your contributions and 100% repurposed materials, the giant moving sculpture will display everyone’s work on a international stage at the Burning Man Festival 2012 in a mosaic of creativity and individual expression. The pinwheel is a blank slate waiting to be filled with drawings, paintings, photos, prose, secrets, or any other artwork you might imagine. You will be able to track the path of your pinwheel through updates on our blog online and in October 2012 a documentary will be released, capturing the journey of the art from your hands to construction in California to its final display in the scorching Nevada Desert!. At this unique workshop, participants will be supplied with craft material and templates. Feel free to bring flat, light weight objects from home to add to your pinwheel and join with artists around the world to make a statement on the power and importance of creativity and community today!

*Geared for adults, but interested high school students are welcome to attend.*

For more information and videos on the PinWheel Project visit Joshua's kickstarter, a site that allows small projects to make themselves known in the global community: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/481362140/project-pinwheel
See the original sketches, 3D virtual models and the prototype on hand for presentation in a tab here: http://risd-artcar.webnode.com/designprocess/

Joshua Shiau is a CHS alumnus and currently a student at RISD in Providence, RI. Read about the PinWheel Project and Joshua's team of artists at their website http://risd-artcar.webnode.com/our-team/photogallerycbm_868026/12/

This program is funded by the Chelmsford Friends of the Library and co-sponsored by the Chelmsford Center for the Arts