This week we’ve been finishing up the final details for this Saturday’s event – an unveiling of 3 of our Artist Harvest sculptures, with an invitation to the public to help us paint our “Peppered like Pollack.” We’ll be splattering our specially prepared 6 foot pepper Jackson Pollack style and want everyone to join us!
It’s all happening at the Livingston Oval, in Livingston NJ, from 10am – 1pm on Saturday May 23. The Oval is on South Livingston Avenue, behind the Livingston Library.
We are thrilled to be part of Livingston’s Family Festival Day, a special event during the town’s 18th annual Youth Appreciation Week. The Family Festival Day is a community-wide celebration, from 10am-3pm, offering many family friendly activities.
We’ll be with the Food Day festivities, a perfect match for the Artist’s Harvest message of healthy eating. Donna Bernstein, owner and COO of the The Messy Artist was inspired to create The Artist Harvest from other large-scale sculptures projects such as “The Cow Parade” and “The Great Light Way” (the West Orange light bulb sculptures). “I decided to create fruits and vegetables to instill healthy eating for children and to paint the sculptures in the style of famous artist to promote awareness of art history,” said Bernstein. She added, “Another wonderful part of the process has been to watch the students work cooperatively to create community art. I had never created large-scale sculptures, so it has been a learning process. We are thrilled with the end results and look forward to sharing them with the Livingston community.”
Our “Straw-Dali” (a strawberry painted in the style of Salvador Dali) and Munch-Room (a mushroom painted in the style of Edvard Munch) are completed and will be on display. The Peppered like Pollack will be awaiting its painting in the style of Jackson Pollack, splattered by the public. We can’t wait to see how it turns out!
To learn more about Food Day go to www.foodday.org. or like the Livingston Food Day Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LivingstonFoodDay. To learn more about the Messy Artist go to www.messyartist.com. And to see the display, be sure to come out on Saturday for the Family Festival.