Spreading creativity with birdhouse project
Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society (PHAHS) has found a way to engage people in the arts and create an exhibit that people can enjoy at their leisure.
The society is sponsoring a birdhouse project, supplying kits to people who are interested in assembling and decorating the birdhouses and for a town-wide display in time for Father’s Day.
Project chair Laurie May said PHAHS board members are aware of how people, especially families with children, are looking for activities. They noticed artwork in windows, inspirational signs, and painted rocks around town.
“We wondered, because community is so important right now, and everyone is looking for a way to be involved if we should attempt a casual (no jurying necessary) type of art show,” said May.
The theme of home is especially meaningful, she said, “because that is where we all are right now and it represents safety to us all.”
The birdhouse kits have been bulk ordered through Home Hardware. There will be 105 free kits up for grabs on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of one per household.
May said the idea is that the bird houses will be assembled and decorated and then placed on front lawns, or in visible locations, by June 21 so families can ‘take a walk with dad’ to see them. Participants who live outside of Creemore will be encouraged to bring their birdhouses into town for the day at a friend’s house or by the fountain.
Anyone wishing to participate is asked to e-mail email@example.com. To ensure a staggered and safe method of distribution, a reply e-mail will contain the time and place for pick-up.
Assembly instructions will be included with the kits. Further inspiration and décor ideas will be online at phahs.ca.
The Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society is a volunteer organization committed since 1977 to cultivating and celebrating Creemore’s arts and heritage. Membership information is available at phahs.ca.