Join Artist Xenobia Bailey for Funktional Flower Arranging at the Museum of Arts and Design
Saturday Seminar: Funktional Flower Arranging with Xenobia Bailey
Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 1:00 pm
$35 general / $25 members and students
Join artist Xenobia Bailey as she guides visitors through the creation of floral bouquets composed of folded newspapers. These sculptural floral arrangements will be inspired by the 1960s and 1970s “funktional” African-American homemaker aesthetics that inform Bailey’s own practice. Visitors will have the opportunity to work in the artist’s gallery-situated studio within the exhibition Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field.
Floral sculptures, made out of recycled materials such as newspaper, offer numerous opportunities for artists in terms of economic resourcefulness and an inventive approach to everyday material. As participants work, Bailey will play some of the music that inspires her; she may even read a passage or two from an author who inspires her as well! This workshop is great for arts enthusiasts of all backgrounds who enjoy working with their hands and engaging in lively conversation.