Spend the afternoon meandering along the village streets of Warwick, New York appreciating art, witnessing the artistic process of artists as they create new work, experiencing hands-on art making and visiting local shops and restaurants.
Wonder Wander Warwick brings art to six public places for all ages to experience. Collaborative groupings of more than a dozen visual and performing artists are located within walking distances at art studios and public spaces throughout the village. At each of the six locations along the art walk artists will display their work and provide opportunities for guests to participate in hands-on art making, including opportunities to create a Wonder Wand, a keepsake work of art. Select studio stops will have the necessary tools and materials to make mixed media artwork that participants can combine to create their own unique Wonder Wand.
>>>work with clay; press leaves, flowers, sticks, stones & other natural materials; and fabricate paper flowers.
>>>create an outdoor miniature nature habitat
>>>witness amulets and sculptures carved from stone and bark and ceremonial objects made from stones, sticks and bones.
>>>observe drawings and artifacts from the Life and Times of Dr. Thelonious Tinker series.
>>>move freely with interpretive dancers and try a hand at Movement Mark Making with paints capturing the dancers movement.
>>>participate in creating a large-scale collaborative found-object weaving.
>>>paint a miniature portrait or self-portrait on a berry basket to be combined producing a large mosaic portrait mural.
>>>create a large-scale interactive painting depicting the festival theme of Transformation through the life-cycle of flowers.
>>>up-cycle plastic grocery bags into "yarn" pom-poms and braided roping.
PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS
Several of the collaborative art pieces will become public art to be displayed in venues during the Warwick Summer Arts Festival and in Warwick storefronts throughout the summer.
Available at each of the Wonder Wander Warwick Art Experience locations at $5 per person; children under 5 are free; and groups of four are $15 (CASH ONLY) and include:
>>>Hands-on art making;
>>>Creating a keepsake Wonder Wand;
>>>Viewing and engaging with artists’ creative processes of making art;
>>>Shopping select artists’ work.
3-Pines Nature Place at the Warwick Valley Community Center, 11 Hamilton Ave., Warwick, NY
Daniel Mack Studio, 14 Welling Avenue, Warwick, NY
Warwick Center for the Performing Arts, 63 Wheeler Avenue, Warwick, NY
Front Porch Arts, 11 Van Buren, Warwick, NY
Railroad Green, Railroad Avenue, Warwick, NY
A Working Studio, 16 McEwen Street, Warwick, NY
Heidi Lanino Bilezikian
Linda Ramsay Moakler
Stephanie J. Roth