Beginning June 20, the popular free concert series Downtown@Dusk will return for its 29th season with Lost State of Franklin. Every Thursday this summer from 6:30-8:30 pm, the Akron Art Museum will be showcasing a lineup of fantastic music from a variety of local bands. Concert attendees can also enjoy a gallery tour with Director of Education Alison Caplan while kids are entertained by hands-on activities during ArtCamp@Dusk. The Cleveland rock-a-billy trio of Lost State of Franklin will entertain concert goers with their unique sound:
Supplies: Used paper Warm water Bucket Blender Liquid water colors OR colored tissue paper (bleedable) Flower seeds (small) Plastic stitchery canvas Extras: Plastic tracers and/or cookie cutters Directions: 1. Rip and tear pieces of paper, do not use scissors because the rough edges are necessary. 2. Place pieces of paper in a warm bucket of water. Once paper has been in the water for a few minutes, tear pieces into smaller shreds. 3. Add liquid water colors or bleedable tissue paper to the water/paper mixture.
Inspired by Untitled by Alvin Demar Loving Jr. Supplies: Plastic bags (variety of colors, patterns)ScissorsIronsParchment paper Extras: Sewing machineThread Directions: 1. Collect plastic shopping bags. Look for interesting colors, patterns and designs. 2. Cut the plastic bags into shapes. Holding the bag taught makes it easier to cut. 3. Layer the cut pieces onto a larger shape of plastic bags. Create at least 6 layers but the more layers there are, the stronger the fabric will be. 4. Sandwich the layers between pieces of parchment
Supplies:Plastic bottlesScissorsEmbossing heat gunsPermanent markersNeedle nose pliers (insulated) Extras:String or wireBeads Directions:1. Collect and rinse plastic bottles. Try experimenting with different colored plastics.2. Carefully cut the bottles into strips, varying the width of the strips will create different size beads.3. Decorate the strips with permanent markers creating designs, patterns, or even writing a secret message.4. Roll up the plastic strips and hold firmly with the pliers.5. Heat the plastic with the heat gun and watch the plastic shrink and harden. When you are finished, let