Finger Scarves, no knitting
required; yarn will be
available for purchase
or bring your own
The late musicologist Christopher Small (see earlier posts) spent most of his 84 years trying to understand the meaning and significance of art. In the process of writing three seminal books on the subject, he said, "All art is action--performance art, if you like--and its meaning lies not in created objects but in the acts of creating, displaying and perceiving." Objects can be commodified and sold on a hungry and acquisitive market; but the more meaningful and personal processes of art making cannot.
From the earliest cave drawings to the anarchy of today's street art, Small observes, "It is an activity--an urge-- in which human beings take part in order that they may come to understand their relationships--with one another and with the great pattern that connects."
The role of art, he explains, is to "Explore, affirm and celebrate the relationships of the living world that bring us together."
|Nesting Orgami Boxes, for wrapping or as presents|
Will use heavy scrap booking paper
You have the opportunity to add this kind of meaning to your gift-giving by crafting your personalized holiday gifts for your loved ones. While your hand-crafted gift may lack great market value, it is priceless in personal and communal value.
Two community arts organizations in Signal Hill are
holding holiday gift making workshops:
--- On December 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Greenly Art Space will be holding its "Handmade Christmas Gift Workshop," for all ages, at 2698 Junipero Ave, #113 in Signal Hill. Click here for a flyer on the event, and for more information or to register call Kimberly Hocking 562-533-4020, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to learn more about The Greenly Art Space.
--- On December 11, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts will host its "Winter Art Workshop," for children ages 4 to 15, at the Discovery Well Park. For more information you may call 562-989-7330 or go online to the City of Signal Hill Website .
Happy Holiday Creating!
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