Remember the call to artists from the Democratic Party’s crusade to find an artist to design a new poster for the Dem’s 2012 convention in North Carolina? Well, local artists now have the chance to compete to have their art featured on 500 + reusable bags here in Jackson Hole.
Jackson Community Recycling (JCR) is launching its 6th Annual Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR) Campaign, an effort to reduce plastic shopping bag use; a second purpose is served as the bags will become public art…mobile public art.
“Each bag will be screened with an image submitted by an area artist and selected by a review committee comprised of RRR and Wort Hotel representatives,” says RRR’s Heather Overholser. “Art submissions will be judged on originality, creativity, unisex aesthetic appeal and Jackson Hole character. The winning artist can expect his/her work to be displayed on anywhere from 500-750 bags, each containing an informational card insert discussing RRR tenants and promoting the artist and his/her work. The winning artist will be provided with a $250 stipend.” The Wort Hotel will sell the reusable Jackson themed bags, and the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum will work with RRR to create a multi-age curriculum “centered around RRR principles.” Distribution of the new bags is estimated to begin late June, 2012.
Any artist, of any age, may submit designs, with the exception of review committee members and their immediate families. Contact JCR for a detailed list of entry guidelines. You can also find guidelines here. Submissions must be sent to [email protected], with the words ART SUBMISSION in the subject line. Entries are due by 5pm MDT on Monday, April 9, 2012. For information, email [email protected] or phone 307.733.7678. www.tetonwyo.org/recycling.
Families are invited to plant a Spring Greenhouse at the Jackson Hole History Museum’s April 14th “Second Saturday” program. Participants will plant their own mini greenhouse using recycled materials; they will then take their projects home to watch their sown seeds grow. The program takes place 11:00 a.m. to noon. A suggested donation is $5 per child, or $10 per family. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Additionally, the museum is hosting a “naming and coloring contest” for children ages 6-11. The museum needs names for two young historians—a boy and a girl—and a pika mascot that will be featured in the organization’s new activity book. The contest begins on April 4th and ends on April 18th; the entry form includes both contests and may be picked up at the museum beginning April 4th.
A family newspaper, skewed to children’s interests,The Junior Historian, is also in development. It will include interactive games, puzzles, a journal, and more, for a variety of ages. Some activities are tailored to enhance the museum experience; others can be finished at home or in the car. After completing a certain number of activities, children will be awarded personalized badges by museum staff.
Contact Brenda Roberts, 733-2414 x 201, for more information. www.jacksonholehistory.org