Students will collect recycled materials. What we will collect and make will be decided by the school. Possible projects would be to collect plastic bottles to make a recycled garden, cereal boxes to make recycled birds or fish or yarn and material scraps for a weaving like a bird project. Birds can be hung as mobiles, flowers can be arranged in any configuration appropriate to the school and grade level. In this residency I will work with the art teacher to design a project which works with the targeted grade level or levels. The price of this residency includes a meeting with the lead teacher in the school to plan the implementation of the installation.
Bryant Holsenbeck has worked with school children and community groups throughout the south for over 20 years. She is the recipient of two NC Arts Council fellowships. Her specialty is encouraging students to use everyday, throw-away materials to make art. She has taught workshops at Penland School of Crafts in, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Arrowmont school of Crafts. Bryant is on the NC Arts Council Touring Artist Roster and she was the recipient of the Kathryn H. Wallace Award for artists in community service granted by the Greater Triangle Community Foundation. She was also one of the founders of the Scrap Exchange in Durham NC. She has also done large scale community installations at ASU, Duke University and NC State.