Summer is here and Annmarie Garden announces an exciting community art project entitled, Inflatable – Images & Inspirations. The project will continue throughout the summer and will be led by artist-in-residence, Hannah Jeremiah. Visitors are invited to participate in something bigger than themselves with the creation of this work of art that will inspire and delight.
The Public Art Project at Annmarie began in 2005 in an effort to engage the public and celebrate art and creativity. Hundreds of guests participate each year in projects such as the Wish Mandala, made of hundreds of wishing flags, designed to create harmony in the community and last year’s Modern Petroglyphics, a stone carving installation featuring drawings from the community.
Jeremiah is an artist who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She was born in Arkansas and grew up in the Connecticut suburbs. There she developed a curiosity about overabundance, waste, and the unwanted–one earring in the stairwell, a pyramid of empty Snapple bottles, two leftover sleeves. For Hannah, discarded objects act as catalysts for flexible sculptures, installations, and performances. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, she has exhibited work at Artscape, Maryland Art Place, and MICA’s Annual Benefit Fashion Show.
For the Inflatable project, she will sew together scraps to create an inflatable that interacts with the outdoor environment. Visitors can help this project come to life by drawing a picture or writing a message on pieces of scrap plastic and vinyl in the artLAB at Annmarie Garden. Inspiration can come from what you are grateful for, a person who makes you happy, or something you love to do. “It’s great to see so many people contributing to this project already” says Hannah. “My goal is to have a structure large enough so everyone can walk inside to see their own artwork.”
Hannah will be in the artLAB most days between 11:00 a.m and 4:00 pm., so visitors can meet her, learn more about the project, and check on its’ progress. The community is encouraged to visit anytime the Garden is open and come back as often as they would like to participate; and then join us at Artsfest September 17-18 to see the finished installation.
Participation is included with the price of admission. Admission is free for members; $5 for adults; $4 for military; $3 for youth; free for children 5 & under. For additional information, visit www.annmariegarden.org or call 410-326-4640.