C3 Community Art Series
Each year, the Museum hosts a unique and original project as part of our ongoing series, C3: Creativity. Conversation. Community. Local or visiting artists lead a participatory art installation consisting of workshops throughout the Winter and Spring, culminating in a public installation in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art during Spring Break. The goal of this series, inaugurated in 2012, is to bring together the diverse members and citizens of the community for the purpose of fueling an artwork that is representative of this place and of Mississippi as a whole. For more information about C3, contact Carol Peaster at email@example.com.
2015 C3 Participatory Art Project – Looking Forward to Happiness
January 6 – March 13, 2015
The 2015 C3 artists are The HannaBerry Workshop, consisting of partners Morgan Welch and Sarah Qarqish. Their project, Looking Forward to Happiness, is a crowd-sourced imaging and collage project taking place throughout the state and culminating with a large-scale outdoor installation in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art. There will be ongoing participatory activities for the public during regular Museum hours January 6 - March 13. All C3 activity is free to the public.
About this year’s project:
Looking Forward To Happiness came from the idea of collecting Mississippian’s “happy memories” and combining them in an aesthetically pleasing way, in efforts to focus on our shared happiness. Through the simple action of sharing the images that you carry with you or that you encounter during the course of your day, you will help give visual voice to this positivity. Once the images or “happy memories” have been submitted, they will be joined and collaged together, becoming part of an outdoor pavilion for the public to enjoy. The imagery will be printed on rolls of vinyl and supported by columns that undulate across the open field of the BankPlus Green. The pavilion’s design creates dynamic spaces for visitors to interact with and experience the installation in different ways. The printed imagery will be a collection of crowd sourced photographs that come from far and wide. These subjects can be representational or abstract - people, places, things, and ideas. Each person’s idea of “happy” can be very different from one another.
How can YOU get involved?
1. Submit a PHOTO of your happy memory.
2. As an individual or a group, create a picuture collage to submit.
3. Recreate your photo in an aesthetic way and submit your piece. (mixed media art, create a new image made up of an assortment of images, cut imagery into a pattern)
4. Visit the Entergy Classroom at the Museum during normal business hours and help assemble submitted images on your own.*
5. Get your community involved!
*Artist-led participation Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 AM – 2 PM.
Submit your images (or questions) to the project by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the #c3project2015 hashtag on social media.
Previous C3 project include:
2012: Cocoon Jackson
2014: Core Sample