Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Nest Project Update

The Nest Project has received funding from Kickstarter! We will now be able to move forward with the outside nest installations! The money earned is going to pay each art group participating a small stipend to cover their expenses, solar spotlights, signage, maps, and donation to Habitat for Humanity.

This would not be possible if it wasn't for the 75 most AWESOME BACKERS EVER that donated to this project through Kickstarter. THANK YOU!!

Schedule of weekend events include:

All weekend: Community Nest Installation benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia invites the public to answer the question: What does home mean to you? Write your answer on the provided strips of paper for $1 (all proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of NoVA) and then weave into the large nest form.

Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10: Outside Nest Installations
Beginning outside on the docks, 12 DC area art groups will create their "Nest" installations.

Sunday, April 10, 11am-1pm: Kids "Nest Project" Art Activity led by Habitat for Humanity
Kids are invited to be a part of the “Nest Project” by building their own nest using found materials at this FREE kids nest building project on the docks right outside the Torpedo Factory. This activity is being led by Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia. All materials will be provided, kids just need to come and play!

From April 2- May 15: Target Gallery presents "Nest", a national juried exhibition curated by Gretchen Schermerhorn of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD.

In studio Nests: Torpedo Factory Artists have created their "Nest" installations in their studios. There work will be on exhibit through May 15.

Beverly Ryan and Sheep Jones, "Rats Nest", Studio 7