Community Art Project: "It Started With A Simple Idea…”

Inspired by a kindergarten classroom exercise which involves expanding on a shape or line through the powers of one’s imagination, join artist Dienna Howard on expanding on a small idea to create something bigger.

A giant canvas with a starter design will be provided, and throughout the day everyone is invited come to Rhizome to expand on this design, putting their own personal spins to it. An art journal will be available for people to share their contributions and thoughts, and segments of the experience will be video recorded. The final piece will be left at Rhizome to be on display, while a video compilation of the experience will be posted to Dienna’s YouTube.

Dienna (rhymes with Vienna or sienna) Howard is a native of Buffalo, New York and holds a B.A. in Theatre from Buffalo State College. She studied acrylic painting techniques under Stephanie Lane at the Arlington Arts Center. Dienna has had artwork featured at March150, a fundraising event held by the Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, which raises funds for both the gallery and the March of Dimes; and at Convergence Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. A self-described “square peg that never fit into round holes and has long given up trying to,” Dienna is constantly studying different forms of expression through art, acting, writing, movement, meditative thought, and video. Dienna currently resides in Montgomery County, Maryland. http://diennahoward.wordpress.com

When: Sunday July 3rd
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
Recommended age: Teens and up.

Art materials will be provided. Please bring your own smock or wear clothes that you feel comfortable getting messy in. Not responsible for clothes or personal items that get covered in paint or other art materials. If you participate in this event, you consent to be recorded.