For our spring Community Day event, on Saturday, April 6, from 12pm until 4pm, Cleveland-based artist Hector Castellanos worked on a project creating a Guatamalan sawdust carpet measuring 4 feet wide by 24 feet long. Traditionally, sawdust carpets are made prior to the Catholic Holy Week, and are created out of multi-colored sawdust in intricate patterns and designs. This work remained on view at the museum through Sunday, April 14. Art-making activities included a colored sand art project, a collaborative pastel mural recreating a work from the Allen Memorial Art Museum collection, a book-binding activity, as well as storytelling. Community Day was a free event, and is open to all members of the public.
Public programming related to the "Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance" exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Music: "Gentle Marimbas" by Podington Bear