SEND ME A PIECE OF YOUR HISTORIC ELLICOTT CITY STORY
Next year Ellicott City will celebrate its 250th anniversary. The town’s history is rich with examples of innovation, diversity, change and unfortunate tragedy. The most enduring story, however, is about its resiliency. Over time, the historic district and its surrounding community have proven their ability to change, evolve and flourish. From mill town origins to the current mix of eclectic shops, restaurants and small businesses, Ellicott City is a unique American Main Street that has continued to thrive despite economic downturns and catastrophic floods.
As a Resident Artist at the Howard County Center for the Arts, I want to depict the history, personality and culture of our city, physical pieces of our community’s experience will be incorporated into the artwork for all to enjoy.
You are invited to be a pART of this art project by contributing a piece of your own Ellicott City story to be included in the mosaic. Please consider sending a small token that symbolizes why Ellicott City is important to you, such as pebble from your driveway, a broken plate from a past celebration, a memento from a loved one or perhaps a fragment of something that survived one of our recent floods. I am not looking for expensive or precious materials. The most important aspect is that it tells your story!
HERE ARE THE DETAILS ALONG WITH SOME GUIDELINES:
What do I send? Can I send anything?
Yes, be creative! Durable materials such as rocks, ceramic, glass, and metal are the most desirable. Please do not send anything biodegradable (flowers, food, etc). The items you send may be cut, trimmed or otherwise altered in order to incorporate them into the artwork. I will try to use all the items that are sent. Please be advised that since the pieces will be a permanent part of the mosaic artwork, they will not be returned.
What size should it be?
It can be as small as you like, but no larger than your fist.
Where do I send/deliver my piece(s)?
Lisa Scarbath, Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
When is the deadline?
October 1, 2021
MOST IMPORTANTLY: You MUST include a sentence or two about the piece(s) you are sending!
I will be weaving the stories together for all to experience. Remember to include your contact information.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or drop by my studio 7C at the Center for the Arts during public hours.