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Community Installation Using Recycled Materials

Community Installation Using Recycled Materials
Students will collect recycled materials to utilize in a project. The artist works with the school to design a project which works with the targeted grade level(s); the school decides what students will collect and make. Possible projects could be: collect plastic bottles to make a recycled garden (flowers can be arranged in any configuration); collect cereal boxes to make recycled birds or fish (birds could hang as mobiles); collect yarn and material scraps for a “weaving like a bird project”. The price of this residency includes a meeting with a lead teacher to plan the implementation of the installation.

Artist Background

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.

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