Hand drawn selfies of families that are framed within borders that mimic the shape of an iPhone are among the works in the Art of the Family exhibition, on view from Oct. 23 – Dec. 1 at The Link Children’s Art Gallery in Fish Creek. The exhibition is sponsored by Peninsula School of Art (PenArt), also in Fish Creek. The artwork represents projects created by youths attending the school’s September Family Art Day outreach program and the 2015 Summer Studios for Young Artists workshops for children ages 3½ to 17 years.
Artwork from PenArt’s summer youth workshops includes pieces created in the fine art media of painting and drawing, ceramics (hand building and on the potter’s wheel), animation, sculpture and printmaking.
Contributions to Art of the Family from Family Art Day showcase artwork by family members working together to draw a group selfie (coined a “familie”) of their family enjoying a special memory. According to Martha Hutchinson, the school’s youth and community programs manager, the selfie takes on a new meaning with the project. “We stepped away from a focus on the individual to concentrate on what truly makes Door County unique – the families that support a strong arts-centered community,” she said.
Those visiting the exhibition are encouraged to create and add their own “familie” to the Link Gallery walls. By using #ArtoftheFamily on Instagram, families can further share their “familie” artwork of special times together via social media. For more information, call 920.868.3455 or email [email protected].