MAiZE Earth Day Event
Saturday, April 22
Downtown Cleanup and ‘Corn Stalk’ Construction with Artist Jean Shin
Register by April 5 for clean-up; see below
9 am - 11 am: Downtown Cleanup Space is limited, so sign up now!
Meet on the plaza (in front of the Figge Art Museum’s Second Street entrance). Participants will be assigned a route and participate in a group cleanup.
11:30 am: Pizza lunch at the Figge (free for participants)
12:30 pm-4 pm: Drop-In ‘Corn Stalk’ Construction
Collaborate on the MAiZE art installation by participating in plastic ‘corn stalk’ construction; drop in anytime between 12:30-4pm.
Join us on Earth Day for a community cleanup in downtown Davenport and plastic ‘corn stalk’ construction at the Figge. Lunch and a special t-shirt will be provided to participants. This a free and family friendly event. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
MAiZE is a monumental art installation made up of thousands of green plastic bottles collected and transformed by the Quad City community. Participants will be instructed how to create the “corn stalk” sculptures. Your sculptures will be used to form an elaborate maze on the Figge’s fourth floor, opening June 24. The project aims to raise awareness about social and environmental issues including plastic waste, processed foods and the effects of industrial agriculture.
Meet Jean Shin, the artist behind MAiZE, during this day of environmental awareness and artmaking. Shin is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into thoughtful expressions of identity and community. For more information about the artist visit her website at www.jeanshin.com.
MAiZE Earth Day Cleanup Registration
Register by April 5, 2017
Recommended attire: Wear boots or old gym shoes. Do not wear sandals! It is also a good idea to wear long pants. Bags, gloves, and litter tongs will be provided to you. Depending on the weather, remember to wear sunscreen and bug spray. Participants should be prepared to walk about a mile during the cleanup.
* Please note that in the event of bad weather the cleanup will be cancelled and the drop-in ‘corn stalk’ construction will begin at 9 am.
MAiZE will be on view June 24-September 24, 2017