Treasured -A collective memory bricolage
Michelena Bamford invites you to contribute treasures and tchotchkes for a collaborative art installation based on traditional Memory Ware vessels.
This traditional folk craft, a style of ‘Victorian Scrapbooking’, encrusts personal tokens, mementos, and memorabilia onto a “mourning jug” or “spirit vessel” that honours the deceased and is showcased on mantels or gravestones.
For this year’s Equinox Vigil, Michelena will create a large-scale memory vessel for the public to embellish with their own treasures and trinkets, creating an ongoing collaborative assemblage of materials that honour our collective Calgary spirits. Suitable items could include: buttons, brooches, china figures, crockery fragments, marbles, medallions, pins, dice, charms, coins, bottle caps, pet tags, miniatures, necklaces, pipes, pocket watches, cameos, beach glass, crucifixes, eyeglasses etc.
Treasured – a collective memory bricolage – A work bee
Bring your treasures and join artist Michelena Bamford to begin the mosaic sculpture that will be part of Equinox Vigil this year.
Date: Thursday September 14
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Drop in to drop your trinkets. Or stay a while and help add the to the memory ware sculpture
Where: Wolf Willow Studio at 9 Spruce Centre SW.
What to bring: memorabilia to contribute to the community sculpture
Lemonade & treats will be provided