Aqualumina Workshop: Illuminated Aquatic Wearables

Aqualumina Workshop: Illuminated Aquatic Wearables

May 12, 2024
12pm — 4pm
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Join us in the Aqualumina Workshop for a special art-making experience with Em Rea, a Philadelphia-based artist who transforms trash into improvisational sculptures.

Em will lead community members in creating one-of-a-kind illuminated aquatic hats, masks, and wearables using scavenged and post-consumer materials for this year’s Aqualumina Festival on May 18, a riverside lantern festival involving music, dance, and inspiring lighting along the river’s edge celebrating water as a vulnerable resource, necessity, bellwether, and mirror of the sky.

Em will host workshop time in the Aqualumina Workshop from 3 to 5 on Fridays and noon to 4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays from April 12 to May 17. The cost is $10, which offsets material costs. Walk-ups are welcome if the workshops are not filled.

The Aqualumina Workshop is a makerspace dedicated to the creation of costumes and props for the Aqualumina Festival on May 18. A revolving cast of creatives will host in constructing parasol jellyfish lanterns, glow-in-the-dark fish puppets, illuminated cardboard boats, coral reef hats, paper mache lanterns, and a roving river surrey to accompany the festivities in May. These constructions will accrete in the gallery like barnacles until May 18 when they will slide off together with the folks who made them to the festivities.

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