Community Day: Art Extravaganza
Contact: Natasha Veras
Forget everything you thought you knew about art! Today we are going to dive into all the wacky, unique, and wonderful ways people create. Delight in an artist who makes masterpieces out of pancake batter, step into the world of illusion makeup, or even try your hand at making unconventional art of your own. Enjoy a virtual walk through Newark looking at incredible wall murals. You will walk away from this event finding art everywhere in brand new ways!
10:30am Let’s Get Messy
Have you ever wanted to make art with food? Join educators from the Children’s Museum of Manhattan as they show you how to create an edible portrait! Spend 45 minutes getting messy and having fun, while making art using items from around your house.
12pm Painting with Pancakes
Sizzle sizzle, art comes to life on the pancake griddle! In this event, you can bet we will be playing with our food. Watch an artist from Dancakes create art using pancake batter. Dancakes is the premiere pancake art company filled with friendly, interactive, and very talented pancake artists.
2pm Dress Like A Work of Art
Some artists paint on a canvas, but Ariel Adkins paints on her clothes! Enjoy this virtual experience where Ariel takes us through her unique process of creating outfits that completely mimic a work of art or natural surroundings. Some of her colorful, one-of-a-kind creations include a jumpsuit of Claude Monet's Waterlilies and a skirt of The Ten Largest by Hilma af Klint.
Find Ariel on Instagram @artfullyawear and don't miss this artful experience.
4pm Video Drop: See It To Believe It: Makeup By Marissa
You won’t believe your eyes. Artist @makeupbymarissaa shows you how she creates an illusion out of her looks inspired by The Newark Museum of Art’s collection. Watch as she turns her face into a work of art!
7pm Murals in the Brick City
Experience a virtual tour of a variety of murals across the City of Newark. Your knowledgeable guide from Have You Met Newark will dive into the history of each mural, discuss the subject and meaning, and interview some of the talented artists behind the works. They'll also share some tips for visiting the murals on your own in the future and where to grab a bite, a drink, or shop after.
Featured Murals Include:
- The Four Corners Mural Project Phase I:
- The Natural World of the Lenape by Armisey Smith
- Radiance by the Rorshach Collective
- Newark’s Industry by Layqua Nuna Yawar and Jay Golding
- Las Heroinas by Carolyn Salinas
- My Brother's Keeper by collaboration of Steve Green, Rutgers, Yendor
- Magnitude and Bond – A collaborative mural by A Womb of Violet Collective, Kelley Prevard, and Layqa Nuna Yawar