Presented by the Friends of Hurricane Creek and Kentuck Art Center
Reclaiming Tornado Wood for Art
Since the Watson’s Bend Campground along Hurricane Creek was decimated by the 2011 Tuscaloosa tornado, our Hurricane Creekkeeper has been working overtime to remove fallen trees and tangled branches. It is a tremendous job, and he welcomes volunteers.
In the process of clearing fallen trees and woodland materials, John realized that we should aim for a disaster recovery which does not treat fallen timber as trash or debris and does not add more waste materials to our already-packed landfills. Can our community find ways to use this fallen timber to rebuild and restore our city? Can we use this wood to make art which reflects the natural beauty of nature in addition to the talent of local artists and visionaries? How can we turn this into hope for the future?
The Creek Wood Art Contest and Exhibit is planning to find out what happens when a disaster-torn community reclaims wood for beauty and hope. We are grateful to the Kentuck Art Center for their co-sponsorship and support of this contest and exhibit.
Guidelines for Entry
The deadline for entries will be September 1st, 2012. Finished entries can be submitted anytime between now and September 1st.
All entries will be exhibited in the Kentuck Art Center in downtown Northport beginning on September 6th and extending to the end of the month.
Winners will be announced and honored with prizes at the Friends of Hurricane Creek Annual Party, slated to take place in the Kentuck Courtyard at the end of September. Participants will have the opportunity to donate their entries to local families who lost their homes in the tornado.
Judges will judge wood art based on its creativity and its potential for use in a local government building or community center as a memorial to the tornado.
Entries will be judged in separate categories divided into Young Artists (16 and under) and Adult Artists.