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solo project residencies + group projects
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Helen Wilhelm Memorial Yarnbomb Tree Revitalization Project
Helen Wilhelm was no stranger to Beulahland: she ate potlucks with us, watched the bonfires with us, and she even flung a pumpkin at the legendary Flingenburnen party! So, it was no surprise to see her at 60 Hours of Art, where she contributed a good amount of handiwork to the Yarnbomb Tree. But, we are so sad to have to say: she passed away earlier this month.
We already knew we wanted to revamp the yarnbomb tree this year, and we realized that dedicating the project to her memory was the least we could do.
TO PARTICIPATE: send us yarnbomb sections!
Knit, crochet, or weave! Any pattern, any color, any shape! All sections, either received or produced during 65 Hours itself, shall be assembled collaboratively during August 16 - 20th.
Max width: 14 inches
But it can be any length!
MAIL TO: Beulahland
4363 County Route 24
Cameron Mills, NY 14820
There's a story I once read about a college ceramics class. On the first day, the professor announced the class would be split into two sections. The final grade for one half of the students would be based on quality: a student could turn in a single piece that was their best and most perfect example of their work. The other half of the students would be graded on quantity: it didn't matter how good or bad the ceramic pieces were, as long as their were A LOT of them.
A funny thing happened: the students focused on quantity ended up making better pieces than the students focused on quality.
With that story in mind, this year, we wanted to emphasize solo projects to challenge folks to push past normal personal limits and to hopefully achieve breakthroughs simply through 65 iterations of one project.
Folks are invited to treat this like an artist residency, where they can live outside, communing with nature, on the beautiful grounds of Beulahland. (We will even have a snazzy new outdoor shower!!)
At the end of each day, we will share our progress, trials, and tribulations with each other, as well as holding an inspiration exchange (this is explained in the PowerPoint below).
Of course, we will still have potlucks, campfires, dancing, and the usual shenanigans. Since Beulahland's resident dogs are both 15 years old, they will be in attendance, too.