The Key Idea™ invites Cape Codders and visitors to create a piece of key inspired art and writing that will become part of a large-scale community art exhibit at Cotuit Center for the Arts, Barnstable Town Hall and in schools across the Cape in October 2015.
This multigenerational project explores what is important at different stages of life though the metaphor of a key. People of all ages can participate by selecting a key, then creating a piece of art with a written explaination of what the key might open, start or do, alternatively what the key might secure or close.
Keys are objects that recall vivid memories and inspire powerful concepts.
We lock and unlock important things. This project will explore what is important at various stages of life. The artwork that is included in the exhibits will be grouped sequentially by age. Each individual page will join other creative, thoughtful, funny, deep or introspective pieces to represent our community from our youngest though the most elderly. Events will be planned throughout the year to encourage participation by people of all ages – everyone is creative with a story to tell. Add your voice.
The Cape Cod and Islands Art Educators will participate in this collaboration in schools from Provincetown to Bourne. Students from preschool age thorough college will create their page in their classrooms. Adults will have the opportunity to participate through community centers and social groups. Selected pages will be grouped by age and included in the exhibits across the Cape.
Consider hosting a group of friends to participate in this project. Create a page yourself. Or maybe you have some keys that you no longer need...please donate them to inspire others.
Join in, be part of the project.
Participate - Host a workshop for your group or friend
Create - Make your own key inspired artwork
Donate - Keys you no longer need to inspire others or money to support the outreach program