2017 Projects

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4th Annual Community 100DayProject
2017 Theme: Where Dreams and Darkness Meet

We are excited to announce two community art projects in 2017!

On December 21st, 2016 we are launching our Solstice to Equinox: Out of the Darkness Project. The Solstice project starts on the Winter Solstice, December 21st, 2016, and ends on the Spring Equinox, March 20th, 2017.

Following that, the 100DayProject – Where Dreams and Darkness Meet – will start on Jan 21st, 2017 and end May 1st, 2017. More about both projects below.

To register your 2017 project – and for more information about both projects see below.

The100DayProject

The theme chosen for 2017 is “Where Dreams and Darkness Meet”. The theme highlights the long, dark winters in our northern region which can be interpreted creatively in a number of different ways. The theme is meant to inspire – it’s up to participants whether or not they want to use the theme.
There are many participants out there who have done numerous 100 day projects. They see the value in cultivating a habit and know about the power of the artistic process. Having a theme is just another way to engage in the project, change things up, and get the creative juices flowing.

Rules for doing a 100DayProject:
There are none other than doing something hands-on with your project everyday during the 100 days – even if it’s just 5 minutes on some days.

Guidelines…if some structure or an assignment are desired, here are some guidelines:

  • Center your project on one theme – it can be a broad as you like.
  • Commit to doing something hands-on each day for 100 days.
  • Keep it fresh, let it go where it takes you.
  • Flow is the key word here.
  • Don’t get caught up in quality.
  • Consider this a first draft in the creative process.
  • Relax your standards and expectations.
  • Find a buddy or start a group to share your experience with.

Solstice to Equinox – Out of the Darkness into the Light Project

We are relaunching this second community arts project in 2017! Many of you told us how inspiring the project theme was for you in 2016!
The Solstice Project invites you to study, document, journal, create, practice, explore, make, observe, or initiate something new each week. This is meant to be a weekly hands-on visual, written, or audio interpretation of whatever interests you during the 13 weeks between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Whatever helps bring you out of the darkness….

Rules for doing a Solstice Project:
There are none – other than doing something hands-on with your project at least once a week during the 13-week period.

Guidelines…if some structure or an assignment are desired, here are some guidelines:

  • Center your project on one theme – it can be a broad as you like.
  • Commit to doing something hands-on at least once a week.
  • Keep it fresh, let it go where it takes you.
  • Flow is the key word here.
  • Don’t get caught up in quality.
  • Consider this a first draft in the creative process.
  • Relax your standards and expectations.
  • Find a buddy or start a group to share your experience with.

How to register

It’s easy, and it’s free! You can register for either the 100DayProject or the Solstice to Equinox: Out of the Darkness Project by clicking here.

Both projects must register by Thursday, January 19th, before midnight. Registering makes you eligible to be part of the virtual gallery and the weekly on-line support and inspiration newsletter. Eligibility for the virtual gallery also requires that you make it at least thru Day 21 with your project.