Second Sunday (moved due to Mother's day) May 16th 3p

Featuring an ART CHALLENGE by Jane Pettit: Perpetual Energy Machine

Time & Location

May 16, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

About the Event

ART CHALLENGE by Jane Pettit: Perpetual Energy Machine

May 16th (Second Sunday shift because of Mother’s Day)

Create a three-dimensional collage/assemblage box in the tradition of Joseph Cornell

and Betye Saar and photograph it to share virtually (or hold up).

This challenge involves a bit of de-cluttering, a bit of humor, and a lot of creativity.

Many of us have too much stuff. Some of us even have clutter—which attracts low

energy and low energy attracts clutter. And we want all the energy we can get! So,

here’s the challenge:

Find a box, preferably the size of a shoebox or smaller. A matchbox will do! Find three

things that you have held onto and don’t need. These are in addition to the box.

Incorporate them in a 3-D work that makes you smile. Create the work inside the box. If

your box is too small to hold an item, a piece of it or a 3-D representation will do in a


Share your box during our virtual meeting. Hint: If you do this, again and again, you will

have created your very own perpetual energy machine. I was on the lookout for mine

since a physics class challenge in my youth. I found it when I discovered mixed media

mosaics! I can’t wait to see what we all come up with!

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