Join Teaching Artist Gita Ghei at Maplewood Library for Metal Energy and American Values! Begin with a read of “Lady Liberty” by Lynn Curlee and the poem by Emma Lazarus inscribed on the statue which reads “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore”.
This class explores the making of a message and a public art piece. Learn about metal - why does copper turn green outside and last “forever”, when the iron structure inside the statue falls apart and needed replacing in 1976?
Participants will make decorated name plates in copper, and add a word to describe ourselves, and finish with a sharing session -where does your name come from and what is a concept you hold of value?