NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

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Hand-painted Burlap with Jayne Bogucki

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rowena A. Morrill, Twilight Terrors, 1979, Oil on illustration board, National Lampoon Vacation cover, ca. 1980.

In Ghanaian culture of the mid-late 1980s through the 90s, international cinema, particularily from America, was extremely popular. In order to Screenings were held both by day and night, either in the confines of a family home or small communal meeting center. For marketing these filmspurposes, artists created imagination-driven movie posters, often painted on recycled 50 kg flour sacks.

By ditching canvas for burlap, students will experiement with painting on these same surfaces, featured in the Museum's exhibition Ghana Paints Hollywood. They will create their own imaginative narratives with acrylic paint on burlap coffee bags, demonstrating the possibilities of non-traditional artistic materials.

Admission

$12 per month Members

$22 per month non-Members

Schedule

Thursday, November 30, 2017 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm