If you like the excitement of finding treasures, then ARTober is the month for you. Beginning Oct. 15, students and members at Newhall’s Ceramic Artist Studio, Inc. (CASI) will once again be leaving pieces of their ceramic art at random public places in SCV, for unsuspecting people in the community to stumble upon.
“This is a fun and exciting way to connect artists with the community, and the community with art. It’s all about random acts of art. The value of gifting is huge and receiving is even more fun,” Marlene Bernstein and Susan Grogan said about the project they spear headed with Rima Raulinaitis, owner of CASI Ceramics.
Each piece of abandoned art will be in plain view, unwrapped, and with a tag on it instructing the “finder” that they can choose to keep the piece of art, or leave it for another person to find. “Last night after a rough week, I stumbled up a beautiful pitcher. The whole scenario made my night. Thank you!” commented Penny P. on Facebook who was lucky enough to find a piece of abandoned art near a grassy area by Claim Jumper.
The community can increase their odds of finding a piece of Abandoned Art by visiting, “Abandoned Art SCV,” on Facebook for photo clues of where abandoned art was placed. “Finders” are encouraged to post a photo on Facebook of what they found, and where they found their piece of Abandoned Art on the “Abandoned Art SCV” Facebook page.
“We hope the community enjoys this artistic movement and appreciates the art that students and members at CASI created for them,” Rima said, “The community is invited to attend our annual Open House and Ceramic Sale during the Sip N Shop on Saturday, November 17th from noon to 6:00 pm, followed by the city’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Newhall Library on Lyons at Main Street.”
Founded in June 2013, Ceramic Artist Studio, Inc., (CASI), is Santa Clarita’s premier instructional facility that provides pottery lessons and artist membership. CASI offers only the best equipment, supplies and instruction. It is a locally owned company and is based in Old Town Newhall, CA. More information about CASI and the classes offered can be found at www.CASIceramics.com, or by calling Rima Raulinaitis (661) 260-2274. CASI is located at 22504 6th Street in Newhall.
Contact Marlene Bernstein for more information about The Abandoned Art Project SCV, (818) 590-3449 or Marlene@25Score.com for more information.