Welcome to this week's Creativity Crate.
Music moves people of all cultures, backgrounds and ages. Over the past several months, music has certainly kept us company while cooking dinner, staring into space, walking around our neighborhoods, cleaning, showering, gardening and crafting.
Share a song - of any genre, length or style - that you enjoy. We'll compile a list to generate our very own Creativity Crate soundtrack, powered by you.
Exhibits September 11 - October 17 • Virtual opening reception: September 11
This exhibition features artists who create work that engages with play and toys in interactive, mischievous and subversive ways. The show entertains while disrupting the status quo; one could easily enjoy it as a collection of nostalgia and delight, but the artists have skillfully transformed the lighthearted theme of “play” into a dialogue of contemporary issues.
This vibrant and immersive exhibit will engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds through (socially distant!) public programming including a free, virtual opening receptiononline artists and curator talks and an online, needle felting workshop instructed by exhibiting artist.
Let's get that creativity flowing! Stay connected and inspired from your living room, kitchen table or studio with our online art classes or join us onsite at the Alliance.
Thursday, October 8 • Come tap into creativity by letting your love light shine with abstract artist Maria Collier and your favorite beverage! Raise your vibration by creating one of her popular pieces In Rainbows, considered a happy energetic dance of colors on canvas. You won’t want to miss this art party! Pour a drink, grab a snack and settle in for an exciting night of sipping and swirling with your friends from the Alliance!
Saturday, October 24 • Head to the Big Apple and (virtually) experience the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art with your friends from the Alliance. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity lets you spend intimate time with highlights from The Met’s permanent collection through a live, interactive and virtual tour. Let’s learn something new, get a look at how artists and art enthusiasts see the world and explore the museum together.
Deadline: November 6 • This new exhibition opportunity, in partnership with The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, asks artists to dive into water - an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally and historically. Prizes will be awarded including $1,000 cash for Best In Show, $250 for 2nd place, $100 cash for 3rd place and Juror's Choice Award of $50.
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