P R E S S R E L E A S E S 2004
July 7, 2004
MASS MoCA to Offer Printmaking Workshop for Kids on August 7
(North Adams, Mass.) -- Whether a budding political activist, or simply an enthusiastic artist, Spread the Word! Is a perfect activity for a summer afternoon. On Saturday, August 7 from 1-2:30 P.M. MASS MoCA and Northern Berkshire Creative Arts are teaming up to offer children the chance to create their own political posters in a workshop taught by printmaker Dale Bradley. Inspired by Cuban artists who work with very limited materials, kids will make posters using printmaking methods such as monoprinting and relief printing, having a chance to be part of this printmaking phenomenon and create political art with their own ideas. “Spread the Word! Making Political Posters” will take place in the rehearsal hall and is open to children ages 6 and up.
Artist, master printmaker and educator, Dale Bradley is known for his large-scale woodcuts and monoprints, for which he built specialized flatbed presses. Bradley's work has been exhibited internationally including the Woodson Art Museum, The Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Natural History in London. Bradley has also developed and is a leader in the silicone intaglio printing process.
The event is in conjunction with MASS MoCA’s Latin Dance Party at 7:30 that night. The dance party will feature DJ LeSpam and the Spam Allstars a band from Miami’s Little Havana who play Cuban salsa music.
Recently opened on the MASS MoCA campus, the mission of Northern Berkshire Creative Arts is to provide a broad range of studio classes in the creative arts, both traditional and contemporary, to all members of the Northern Berkshires and surrounding communities. The goal of the program is to encourage and to nurture the experience of active participation in the arts for all individuals. Through August 14, NBCA will offer a full range of summer camps and classes in the creative arts. For more information call 413.663.8338 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admittance to the Spread the Word workshop is free with museum admission. Museum admission is $10 for adults, $4 for kids between six and sixteen, and free for children under six. Admission is free for members. Space is limited, so advance reservations are required (even for members). Reservations can be made through the MASS MoCA Box Office located off Marshall Street in North Adams from 10 A.M. until 6 P.M. daily. Reservations can also be made over the phone by calling 413.662.2111 during Box Office hours or purchased on line at www.massmoca.org.
MASS MoCA, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States, is located off Marshall St. in North Adams on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings.
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