The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, in conjunction with Discovery Green, is pleased to present a very special visual art workshop with renowned artist & musician Lonnie Holley. Bring the family to Smither Park to create a group sculpture using found and recycled objects, while also creating something for yourself to take home.
This workshop is open to individuals age 10 and older, and a $10 donation is requested. In addition, Holley requests that you bring one object with you that had use or value to you at one time - but is now out of use, no longer important, or obsolete. This object will be incorporated into the sculpture, giving it a personal meaning.
Registration is required and limited to 50 - click on the right to register. For more info call 713-926-6368.
About Lonnie Holley:
Lonnie Holley is a man of many myths and talents. Born in Jim Crow-era Birmingham, Alabama, as the seventh of 27 children, Holley traveled across the South and held a wide array of jobs (grave digger, cotton picker, and short-order cook at Disney World) before making his first artwork at the age of 29. Self taught, he started carving sculptures from sandstone and then settled on his preferred material: found objects. Holley has made totemic sculptures from items such as steel scrap, plastic flowers, melted televisions, defunct machines, and crosses. His work has been collected by several museums, including the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Recently, Holley has also gained recognition for his music, and he has collaborated with the indie-rock bands Dirty Projectors and Animal Collective.