Art in the Park: Make a Cairn

Thursday, July 15, 2021,

Head of Falls, Downtown Waterville

Join this week’s Art in the Park event at Head of Falls to hear a read-aloud of the book of the week,The SheepOver by Jennifer and John Churchman, and make a Cairn to celebrate the Maine International Film Festival! 

Have you ever seen a stack of stones on a trail or in a field and wondered over who put them there? These lovely stone piles, called cairns, are way-finding signals that originated in Scotland. The cairn is a signal of safety, and guides travelers towards food, shelter, or further trails. This year, the art from the Maine International Film Festival features a brightly colored cairn, and to help celebrate, we will make some of our own using pastels, black paper, and clear glue.

The Colby College Museum of Art is joining forces with Waterville Creates and the Waterville Public Library for the 2021 season of Art in the Park. Designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville, Art in the Park is a free program that takes place at Head of Falls each Thursday during the Farmers’ Market. Program guests will include artists, musicians, live cats, teachers, and scientists.

This summer, we’re inviting attendees to create their own one-of-a-kind summer art journals. Each week, we’ll share new pages to add to the summer art journals, resulting in a fun and distinctive journal that documents the entire summer. As part of the Waterville Library’s free summer reading series, a pre-selected book will be read aloud to participants each week as they construct and design their art journals. Bring a blanket or chair to get comfortable while listening to stories and creating content for your journal.

This program is free and open to all ages and levels of experience. This event will be rescheduled or canceled in the event of rain.

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