|MCLA Professor Holiday Open Studio at Greylock Works|
|04:00PM / Monday, December 05, 2022|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Join artist and MCLA Professor Melanie Mowinski at her studio in Greylock Works on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m -2 p.m. for a peek into the processes that form her book "Collage Your Life."
The events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
"Collage Your Life" evolved out of Mowinski's daily collage practice during Advent, the Christian season of preparation leading up to Christmas.
According to a press release: Mowinski's fascination with calendars – particularly Advent calendars – led her to create a collage-a-day Advent calendar in 2012. She paired each collage with a mantra statement and reflective writing that she posted to her blog. She decided to keep on with the practice for years following, until it became a December tradition. Nearly 10 years later the writing became the foundation of her book "Collage Your Life."
In "Collage Your Life" Mowinski teaches a variety of core techniques and provides dozens of prompts to jumpstart the creative process and encourage makers to explore the versatility of collage.
Melanie Mowinski is a professor of art at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She holds an MFA from the University of the Arts and an MAR in Religion and the Visual Arts from Yale University. She has maintained a daily practice of collage and creating with paper for more than 10 years.
Greylock Works is located at 508 State Road, North Adams MA 01247