WickhamWorks will present Treecycle, a community art project, and a Spring Makers Market on Sat., Apr. 29 and Sun., Apr. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wickham Woodlands Manor, located at 255 State School Rd. in Warwick. WickhamWorks is collaborating with local artists to turn recycled material into tree sculptures in celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day. The Orange County Arts Council awarded Wickham Works a Community Partnership grant for Treecycle.
The two days of family fun will include a challenge between the Green Knight and the Plastic Bag Dragon, craft activities for children, face painting, and the experimental electric sounds of Tomaphone. Visitors should come prepared to participate.
Among the featured artists is Amy Lewis, the founder of Agrisculpture, who turns old farm machinery into stunning sculptural works. With the help of the Teen Advisory Board from the Albert Wisner Public Library, she will be making her version of a traditional Bottle Tree. Producer and director Paul Ellis will make a Story Tree by inviting Treecycle participants to write their own short story and then add “leaves” to the tree. Artist Femi Ford is working with Family Central and students from Sanfordville and Park Elementary Schools to collect plastic milk jugs and make hand cutouts to use for a Dandelion Tree. With the help of volunteers, choreographer and artist Linda Mensch will be making a Medusa Tree from metal bottle caps. Students from her Moving Company Dance studio will perform at the event. Other community groups who will be present to chat about what they do will be Sustainable Warwick, Imagine Warwick, the Warwick Historical Society, the Warwick Valley Community Center, and Family Central.
Blacksmiths from the Center for Metal Arts and glassblowers from Whenhouse Glass will demonstrate their work at the Makers Market, along with more than twenty-five other local makers. The market will feature hand-made products ranging from blown glass pendants, beauty and bathroom products, handmade paper and books, cut felt art, turned wood utensils, women’s clothing, clay mosaics, and a range of fine jewelry.
For more information call Melissa Shaw-Smith at (917) 922-0943, send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.wickhamworks.org or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/311273249274593/.