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Illustration by Stacy Bates
The Social Connecting Campaign is organized by Crystal Bridges and the Momentary to help those especially vulnerable to the negative effects of isolation, including patients in hospitals and senior living facilities. Nine local artists are drawing and painting in response to the word “TOGETHER” to bring comfort and joy.
The murals will be on view at the Momentary August 4-16, 2020 and at Crystal Bridges August 18-31, 2020
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Line drawing versions of the artwork will be printed on postcards. The public is invited to color the drawings and write inspirational messages that will be delivered to people in hospitals and senior living facilities. See below for locations, dates, and times to pick up or drop off cards!
Questions? See the program FAQ below or email us at SocialConnecting@CrystalBridges.org.
The artist-designed postcards are incomplete without your creativity and kindness. Color the line drawing and write a friendly message of hope. Give it back to Crystal Bridges and we’ll connect your card with someone in the hospitals and senior living facilities we’ve partnered with to bring art and creativity to the lives of those negatively affected by social distancing.
If you wish to plan a socially distant postcard writing party for your family, neighborhood, or community group, we’ll mail you a bundle of postcards if you write to SocialConnecting@CrystalBridges.org.
Pick them up at:
Drop them off at:
They will be distributed to hospitals and senior living facilities, along with artmaking kits.
Nine artists from the Northwest Arkansas region are creating line drawings for the postcards and large-scale paintings. Representing a variety of artistic styles, we’ve identified muralists, painters, printmakers, graphic designers, and illustrators. Artists include Kenny Arredondo, Stacy Bates, Kinya Christian, Tram Colwin, Leana Fischer, Octavio Logo, Matt Miller, Hannah L. Newsome, and Alan Rodriguez.
We are printing the artist-designed postcards and will distribute them to museum staff, volunteers, and members, and throughout our community in the coming weeks. The large-scale paintings will be displayed outside hospitals and senior living facilities in May and June. We will also organize a public viewing on the grounds of Crystal Bridges at a later date.
The artists will also paint large-scale colorful versions of their postcard drawings which will be displayed outside hospitals and senior living facilities for staff, facility residents, and patients to view. Art kits will be distributed to encourage creativity while in isolation. The exhibition rotates through June at the following participating sites:
The general public will have an opportunity to view the artworks at Crystal Bridges Museum and the Momentary after the tour is complete. Please stay tuned for details.
At a time of self isolation brought on by a Pandemic Virus. Having to take this opportunity to step back, take a deep breath and enjoy the creative process the Momentary & Crystal Bridges have brought to us is phenomenal!
— Kim Goins, Administrator, Gardens at Osage Terrace