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Call To Artists- Exhibition: Nightmare on Main: Witchcraft. Sorcery, Superstitution, Fear and Frenzy

October 7 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm

Call for Artists
Who love the mysterious and haunting stories of witches.
To create a life-size diorama of witches in history and fable.

Oct- 7- Nov 17

Artist Flyer – Copy

Nightmare on Main
WITCHES
Sorcery – Superstition – Fear – Frenzy
An Exhibition: October 7 through November 17, 2017
Windham Textile & History Museum “The Mill Museum”

Nightmare on Main is our annual Fall event that entertains, engages and
educates visitors on a topic of unique horror in history. It is a major fund raiser for
the Museum. This year’s event will be themed for witches with actors and
actresses portraying witch trials and other scenes and presented October 7, 8, 13
& 14. We are expecting 200 visitors per night.
The Museum will add a new dimension to this year’s event. Our exhibition hall
will be transformed into an art exhibit featuring life-size dioramas of famous
witches in history and fable. These art exhibits will be the entry point of our four
Nightmare evening performances, and then will remain on display for viewing
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 – 4 and by appointment, through November 17.
Artists interested in creating a diorama for this exhibition should attend a meeting
Sunday, June 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Museum to get more information.
For each diorama the Museum will provide a wooden structural frame 8 feet tall x
6 to 8 feet wide x 4 feet deep, along with some additional materials by
agreement, such as paint, fabric, manikins, cardboard and lighting.
The artist will provide by June 18, 2017 a written proposal to include a sketch of
the witch and scene contemplated. Proposals will be reviewed by the Museum
committee for suitability.
Suggested witch topics may include: Ann Putnam, Salem Witches, Glenda,
Catherine Monvoisin, Merga Bien, Circe, Weird Sisters in Macbeth, The White
Witch, Maleficent, Ursula, Minerva, Agnes Sampson, Wiccan, among many others.
We hope you will join us in this exciting endeavor.
Questions may be sent to themillmuseum@gmail.com
Windham Textile & History Museum “The Mill Museum”
411 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

The Windham Textile & History Museum aka The Mill Museum is creating an art exhibit in October featuring life-size dioramas of famous  witches in history and fable.

The artists will volunteer their time and talent to create a visual depiction of a witch story.

The artist will select a witch story, provide a  written proposal and sketch of proposed 2-D or 3-D plan for exhibit. The idea can include painting, sculpture, collage, silhouette, found objects, etc. For each diorama the Museum will provide a wooden structural frame 8 feet tall x 6 to 8 feet wide x 4 feet deep, along with some additional materials by agreement, such as paint, fabric, manikins, cardboard and lighting. The selected dioramas will be installed the first week of October. Proposals are due by July 30 and will be reviewed by the Museum committee for variety and suitability. Suggested witch topics may include: Ann Putnam, Salem Witches, Glenda, Catherine Monvoisin, Merga Bien, Circe, Weird Sisters in Macbeth, The White Witch, Maleficent, Ursula, Minerva, Agnes Sampson, Wiccan, among many others. We hope you will join us in this exciting endeavor.

Questions  and proposals may be sent to Bev York at  bevishistory@yahoo.comNightmare on Main is our annual Fall event that entertains, engages and educates visitors on a topic of unique horror in history. It is a major fund raiser for the Museum  In conjunction  with the exhibit there will be four evening performances recreating 17th century witch trials and more.  October 7, 8, 13 & 14. We are expecting 200 visitors per night. The exhibit will run through Oct to Nov 17 during regular museum hours.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 – 4 and by appointment.

Details

Start:
October 7 @ 8:00 am
End:
November 17 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue

Windham Textile & History Museum
411 Main Street
Willimantic, 06226
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Phone:
860-456-2178