Monday, July 23, 2012

Attention knitters and yarnbombers!

The Dayton Art Institute is encouraging knitters and yarnbombers to come and be part of their Superhero Summer Program. To learn more visit their site, get a permission form for the yarnbombing or print out the one below, and get crackin’ and clackin’ with those needles and hooks and share in a fun project on the grounds of the Museum.

Superhero summer at the Dayton art institute!

Please join us for activities related to the special exhibition You Are My Superhero, which features the work of contemporary artist/knitter Mark Newport. The exhibition is on view from July 22 through September 23, 2012.

The knitting nook

Bring your group to the DAI “Knitting Nook” (Gallery 222) and contribute to a costume for Chief Massosoit and the three figurative outdoor sculptures by Seth Velsey. These creations will be unveiled for the Superhero Ball on August 17. Contact Visitor Services at 937-223-5277, ext. 111 to reserve the Knitting Nook, or drop in and knit.

Yarnbomb on the museum grounds from July 20 through September 18.

Please observe the following guidelines and turn in the form below before you begin!

1. Yarnbomb the following outdoor areas ONLY: trees, poles, parking signs, railing, benches or bike racks

2. Do not use ladders or climb walls or railings; observe the “no entry” sign on the front staircase.

3. Use friendly materials: Colorfast, non-metallic fibers; repurposed fibers/materials WITHOUT sharp edges

4. Use plastic or wooden needles to attach your work and keep it family friendly!

5. Yarnbomb during regular museum hours: W/F/Sa 10-5; Th 10-8; Su noon-5; M/Tu closed

6. All work must be removed from the museum grounds by September 30.

7. Send photos of your yarnbombing for the DAI Web site to

8. Questions? Ask at the Visitor Services Desk or call Mary Beth at 937-223-5277, ext. 335.

PLEASE PRINT clearly. Turn in this form to the visitor services desk before you start.

Name: ____________________________________

Street Address: __________________________________

City: __________________________ State: _________

Age: ____ Sex: _____

Phone number: (____ )______________

Email Address: ________________________________

I understand and have read the rules and regulations. I agree to follow these and understand that if I do not my artwork will be removed. I understand that I am responsible for cleaning up my work space and am not dependent on the Dayton Art Institute for supplies. I give my permission for my work to be photographed for non-commercial use for the DAI website or printed materials.

Signature: ____________________________________________

Date: __ __ ____

The Dayton Art Institute is not responsible for any injuries incurred during yarnbombing activities on museum property and reserves the right to remove anything inappropriate , that does not follow the guidelines, or that is in space allocated for other activities at any time without notice to the artist

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