2018 Projects

5th Annual Community 100DayProject
2018 Theme: Mirrored Light

We are excited to announce two community art projects in 2018!

On December 21st, 2017 we are launching our Solstice to Equinox: Out of the Darkness Project. The Solstice project starts on the Winter Solstice, 12/21/17, and ends on the Spring Equinox, March 20, 2018.

Following that, the 100DayProject – Mirrored Light – will start on January 21, 2018 and end April 30th, 2018.

To register your 2018 Project – and for more information about both Projects see below.

 

The100DayProject

The theme chosen for 2018 is “Mirrored Light”. 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. What would you love to explore for 100 days? Write it down. Let is be the North Star that guides your Project during the 100 days.
  • 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

This second Community Arts project starts on the date of the Winter Solstice, 12/21/17 – and ends on the Spring Equinox, 3/20/18.

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. What would love to explore for 13 weeks? Write it down. Let it be the North Star that guides your Project.
  • 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 Saturday, January 20th, before midnight. Registering makes you eligible to be part of the virtual exhibit and the weekly on-line support and inspiration newsletter. Eligibility for the virtual exhibit also requires that you make it at least through Day 21 with your project.