What have you found during 2020? What have you lost? A new, 3D community art installation off of Route 1 in Brentwood (just behind the Mount Rainier Post Office) asked local artists and crafters these two questions. Now’s your chance to take in their inspiring, colorful, and sometimes wacky responses in all of their 3D glory!
That’s right; The answers to these questions live inside shadow boxes created by local artist including: Clarke Bedford, Sara Prigan, Alicia Tarr, Krista Thandiwe Mkhabela Clark, Megan Abbot, and Cecily Habimana. More on Community Lost and Found MD (and how you, too, can participate), below.
Community Lost and Found MD
Community Lost and Found MD is a hyper-local art project designed to facilitate the process of grieving while also inspiring self-reflection, community connection, and hope during this pivotal time.
Andrea K. Jones organized the creation of Community Lost and Found MD after searching for new *safe* things to do in the COVID era. Jones shared with Route One Fun that her work as a museum consultant included advocating for museums to do more community-based, outdoor work. (Yay to non-Zoom activities!)
This homegrown operation is an “experiment of sorts” for Jones with the “hope is that it will be replicable in other places.”
On how and why this project came to be, Jones shared: “This year has been a year full of drastic changes to the normal rhythm of our lives. In this transitional period, many of us have experienced profound losses. Many of these were very difficult to endure, but some were cathartic too. Because let’s face it, some things are better left behind.
Along with the losses, came insights and new opportunities that were ‘found’ – discoveries of self, exciting prospects, and awakened passions.
In truth, this year has changed who we are. And there is more to come!
So, stop and reflect with us. You might just find new meaning in the path you’re on.”
This pop-up installation “by neighbors, for neighbors” will be up for the next eight (8) weeks. Go see it before the end of 2020!
Art Along the Route 1 Corridor
Want to read more about the local art happening along the Route 1 Corridor? Then check out these art-y posts, here! 🙂
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