Hands-on World Collage Day Event at TVMA May 13

by Jennifer Keeton
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TUSCUMBIA-The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art invites community members of all ages to participate in World Collage Day. On Saturday, May 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., stop by the museum to make collages with local artist Taryn Chase Jackson. Supplies will be provided and admission is free, but participants are encouraged to bring their own special items to use in their collages.

Collage making involves combining different images, materials, and words to create a new piece of art. Its beginnings go back to the early 20th century, with artists such as Pablo Pacasso and Georges Braque.

Event organizer and artist Taryn Chase Jackson says that collage-making is perfect for a community event because it is “accessible and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels.” At the same time, the medium leaves plenty of room for complexity.

“The process of cutting and pasting is simple,” says Jackson, “but so much creativity can be expressed in selecting images, changing their contexts, and envisioning new meanings. World Collage Day is a celebration of this approachable, democratic art form—and a great way to bring the community together.”

Basic collage materials (paper, magazines, scissors, and glue sticks) will be provided, but participants can personalize their artworks by bringing their own vintage books, photographs, ticket stubs and other ephemera.

No experience is necessary and drop-ins are welcome! Jackson will provide tips and have examples on hand for inspiration. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are encourage to share their creations on social media with the hashtag #WorldCollageDayTVMA.

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