The Earth without “art” is just “eh”
One of my favorite quotes when it comes to expressing beauty through creative minds as art can highlight deepest feelings of an individual. Children most often, tend to express themselves easily through creative activities that do not require any verbal interaction, emotional pressure or simply an uncomfortable situation. Thus, as part of my field research I have decided to organise a drawing workshop with 30 children part of Scouts Group in Beit Sahour in order to understand a child’s perspective about their country despite any political interference. First, the aim of the activity was simply to spend some time with the children, enjoy and get to know them better, which lately became a loud choir of voices “written” on blank paper. Who was there to “hear”? No one.
The outcomes of the activity were impressive and stand as proof of a culture contested by the media.
More information will follow, but for now I am very happy to announce that the venue for the exhibition has been accepted and I have managed to set a date for the event. As time is short, everything has to be properly organised, double checked and supported by a bit of luck to manage to find all the resources in time. Thus, every detail has to be written down to make sure nothing will be avoided.
For now, this is what I have considered essential for a successful event.
1. The Co-ordinator: Antonia Hruscovschi
Is usually in charge or small details and has to keep checking for areas that might have been forgotten.
2. The venue: Students Common Room, Graham Southerland Building, Coventry University
Hire – Booking confirmed on 12/04/2014
Notices/Signs – Already provided by the university
Layout – Projected screen on the second wall on the right with 30 chairs oriented towards it. Two tables on the left side of the room for refreshments
Lighting – Only the facilities of the room, without extra lights.
Picture Hangers – A3 art work, no frames to be hanged
Refreshment – White and red whine, water and orange juice
Tables/Chairs – 2 table, 30 chairs already provided by the University
Entertainment – always music on the background
3. The finances:
Strictly personal budget
Invitation, Posters, Fliers – personal design
Catalog- personal design
Social Media- Facebook Event, Event Brit, Email correspondence.
50 invitations, 100 fliers, 20 posters and 10 catalog printed via university or personal budget.
6. Preview Evening:
Decide who to invite and send out invitations
Invite some VIP ( CCM staff)
Refreshments and Buffet (according to the budget)
Setting of the room
7. The final event:
Photographs and Journalists
Entrance – number of visitors