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Pomegranates- Family Fundraiser for Armenian Relief

  • 16 Dec 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • ArtWaves


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 Pomegranates- Family Fundraiser for Armenian Relief

In Armenian mythology the pomegranate symbolizes fertility and abundance. The fruit is the Armenian symbol of life and tradition tells us that each mature pomegranate has 365 seeds, one for each day of the year.

In late September of this year, nearly the entire population of Artsakh (120,000) fled on a narrow mountain road across the border to Armenia in a 3-day exodus to escape attacks on their villages and towns. These refugees are under-nourished, have medical needs, and left behind their belongings, livelihoods, and indigenous lands.  Armenia is a poor country, unable to support a refugee crisis of this magnitude. Here is the opportunity aid Armenians while you sample a bit of what ArtWaves offers;  subtractive printmaking, needle felting, and stained glass mosaics.

Using the pomegranate with its many possibilities we will roll out ink on a printing plate and selectively remove some ink, creating a monochromatic design to print. Step by step instructions and all materials included. 

Sample the art of needle felting, sculpting with soft, colorful wool fibers using special barbed needles. Craft a coaster or a small 3D tapestry.

Design and assemble your version of a  pomegranate from ArtWaves array of colorful tiles, glass, or found objects. Mosaic is where your ideas come to life in vibrant and textured artwork.

No prior experience is necessary; just bring your enthusiasm and curiosity!

We are running this by Donation, all proceeds go to aid Armenians, registration required  -

Thank you Carolyn Rapkevian!

         "Ooooh the possibilities!"


    Your tax-deductible donations help support ArtWaves, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to make art accessible to the Mount Desert Island and surrounding communities.
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