Maker Series Saturdays
Every Saturday, from June 18 – August 13, 2016 | 12 noon – 3 p.m. | Free with admission or membership
Every Saturday this summer, come to RAM for Maker Series Saturdays. Get inside the artistic process, participate in collaborative art, interact with artists, and learn how to make stuff! We will be making ice cream with A La Minute, learning how to etch with salt water and electricity with Bernard Stanley Hoyes, and more.
August 6: Comfort Food Blanket Lessons and Dialogue with Alyssa Arney and Liz Flynn
Comfort Food Blanket discusses our psychological relationship with food during depression and difficult times, as well as the emotional appeal of junk food as a source of consolation and support. It physically represents a blanket, a pig in a blanket, environmental landscapes like trash heaps, and the gluttony of our emotional needs. In contrast with consuming, many cite the practice of crochet as being a source of consolation and support during emotionally straining times. Artists Alyssa Arney and Liz Flynn hope to engage visitors in a dialogue about the role of food as pleasure, desire and craving, and personal relationships with food and consumption. Visitors will be able to interact with the piece and explore the tactile art of crochet. Comfort Food Blanket will be on view over the fireplace in the lobby from June 21-August 5 (tentative). In conjunction with Comfort Food Blanket, Arney and Flynn will host a drop-in station where visitors can learn to crochet basic stitches or make yarn pom-poms of various sizes. Experienced crochet artists are welcome to express their creativity and create their own pieces as well.