It’s Dublin Pride Month 2020!

Group of Artists and Dublin Mayor at the Splatter Festival

Dublin Pride Week is now  a month long due to the pandemic and runs from  September 19 to October 4 – and the Dublin Arts Collective is proud to recognize all the wonderful volunteers who have helped us in our mission of supporting local arts and artists!

Here are a few events we are highlighting which includes other arts organizations in the Tri-Valley that we are collaborating with:

Events:

1. A Chair to Remember display is taking place outside Dublin City Hall and online bidding has been extended. The funds will contribute to more arts projects in the City.
2. Nature in Our Own Backyard Photo Contest ends Sept 26
3. Public Art Passport Challenge has special prizes on offer.

4. Paint Pleasanton September 21 – 27 by the Pleasanton Art League

5. ArtWalk Light on October 10 presented by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

We continue to work on raising the visibility of artists in the Tri-Valley and here are the latest Patch Posts on Swati Rastogi , Andrea McCoy Harvey and BLM Artists

Membership is now open and you can sign up here.


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Tracy Arts Commission presents new Downtown Veteran’s Mural addressing Health & Wellness

The Tracy Arts Commission (TAC) announced the completion of a new veteran’s mural as part of the Civic Art Program – Downtown Tracy Mural Project

Artist Will Watts at work on the Veteran’s Mural Project in Jackson Alley, Tracy, California Photo Credit Tracy Arts Commission

This striking large format work is now on display on the West Side Market Building in Jackson Alley adjacent to the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts at 715 Central Avenue in downtown Tracy, California.

The TAC commissioned Tracy artist and veteran Will Watts to create a temporary piece of street art addressing issues of health and wellness for those who have and are serving in our military. 

Mr. Watts served in the United States Army from 2006 to 2016, deployed twice in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Mr. Watts states, “ In my healing I met God and the devil.  They were both shadows of myself who taught me many lessons about myself, and the universe. I came to understand that anger was useless, and that the meaning of life was about love and understanding. I felt a light radiating out of the center of my soul and I was whole again.”

Mr. Watts adds, “Painting has been a wonderful outlet for my mental health, and has helped me channel many of the negative feelings that I have into something positive and creative. This mural that I have created is dedicated to all of the service members out there who have gone through depression, anxiety, PTSD, and trauma, and urges those who are lost to research the plant medicine Ayahuasca.  It saved my life and transformed me into a person that I now love. Though we may feel lost at times, we are never alone.

For further information contact William F. Wilson II, Cultural Arts Manager – Visual Arts at The Grand Theater Center for the Arts

DAC Members Participating in EBOS

East Bay Open Studios is a local tradition offering self-guided tours of Artists Studios and Exhibition Spaces. The public can meet the artists, learn techniques, inspirations, and backgrounds of the Artists work from the Artists themselves. Local Artists from Livermore, Dublin, and Pleasanton are participating this year.

Vanessa Thomas, “Butterflies in Poppies,” Digital Watercolor

Vanessa Thomas

Photographer, Digital Media Artist
To see more art by Vanessa Thomas, visit Fables and Flora.

Karen Scott, Handcrafted Paper Beaded Jewelry

Karen Scott

Handcrafted Jewelry

Dennis Baker, “Untitled”, Oil

Dennis Baker

Oil Painter, Mixed Media Artist.

Robert Bennett, “Old Man”, Bronze

Robert Bennett

Sculptor, Painter

Jen Huber, “Sirens”, Acrylic

Jen Huber

Mixed Media Artist
To see more work by Jen Huber, visit her blog, Stories From My Head.

Sarah Wang, “Untitled”, Gouache & Ink

Sarah Wang

Watercolorist, Oil Painter, Mixed Media Artist

Sawsan Wolski, “Warrior 2”, Oil

Sawsan Wolski

Oil Painter, Mixed Media Artist

Lorraine Wells, “Untitled”

Lorraine Wells

Watercolorist

Chandana Srinath, “Prasanta”, Acrylic

Chandana Srinath

Tribal Artist

Andrea McCoy Harvey, Oil Painting

Andrea McCoy Harvey

Oil Painter, Mixed Media Artist

An interview with Makenna Toney creator of the “Stop Killing Us” artwork

Dublin High School 2020 Graduate and artist Makenna Toney, created an artwork entitled “Stop Killing Us” in response to the the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Stop Killing Us” painting by Makenna Toney

We approached Makenna about her creative process when painting the piece and these are her responses:

Q. In a time where many have been reflective about what they care about and what they value. What struck you most about the black lives matter movement?

A: As a black women myself I have always felt the pain and injustice embedded in me by my ancestors, so whenever I see injustice against my people regardless of its directed at me or someone else, I feel the hurt and pain of that person. Throughout the movement I’ve realized that I’m not the only person who feels it, and I was blown away by the way that people reacted. I was empowered seeing people from all walks of life get up and stand together to fight the injustice of the systematic oppression of my people.

Q. Describe your thought process when creating your artwork.

A: When creating this piece I wanted people to feel the magnitude of what they were seeing not just in my art but in the world. When making the piece it was a very draining process and I felt as if was putting all the pain of the people into the art, there were times where I wanted to stop because it felt so overwhelming, but that was the point of making this – not everything is rainbows and daisies. When seeing this piece I wanted people to take into account of every aspect of the painting, the size, the colors, the expression, the fact that I couldn’t fit all the names of the people who were wrongfully killed, and its a big painting (5′ by 5′). So when you see the piece I want it to sink in that this isn’t a new issue, and that we are sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Q. How would you expect viewers to respond to the piece?

A: I would expect a lot of different reactions from different types of people. Those who are living it and understand it, those you aren’t living it but want change, those who don’t like it or think that its not appropriate, those who may want to destroy it because they know its true and they’ve stood by as it happened and now are angry with themselves so they project it onto whatever they can and maybe those who think it isn’t a problem in the first place. The reaction of the person depends on if they are actually listening and thinking, not just looking but seeing what is.

Q. Have you been moved to create an artwork like this before in response to events happening around you? Have you produced any other artwork during lockdown?

A: The reason I create art in the first place is to cope with the traumas of life that I’ve been through. It’s my outlet to say the things that I could never actually say. The reason I’m alive today is because I have art to get me through the traumatic things that have happened to me in my life, and one of the weird things about me is that I can feel others pain as well. so when make art its not just for me but for those who didn’t know they needed it.

I’ve been constantly making art during the lockdown, you know this lockdown has forced me to be alone in my head and decide whether I like myself, and I cant always express myself verbally so I’ll get whatever I have to say down on paper in some sort of image whether or not it completely makes sense, I just do it and then figure it out later.

Q. How has your family responded to your creation?

A: my family has had a really great response to it. I’m from a mixed race family half white, half black and from both sides of my family they really took it in and realized its power. I have two older brothers and I feel like they really relate to this piece because in this world they have a huge target on their backs because they are black men and they understand that in this world they have to be very cautious when trying to live. I feel like my family is proud that I’ve used my talent to make something not for myself but for the people, and I think that speaks volumes.

Makenna Toney

May 31st #DailyTapestry Creative Challenge Ends Today!

We have come to the end of our creative challenge to lift our spirits and spur creativity during coronavirus Shelter-In-Place

Thanks to all of you who joined in the fun, made creative videos and participated in the challenge!

We will let you know when the creative works produced and captured during this challenge will be exhibited. The video below contains a few examples of contributions to date.

May 31st Daily Tapestry Final Submission Day! You can still submit until midnight!

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • TIME CAPSULE: find a box (you know you’ve got plenty around right now) have each person (and pet) select something to put inside that is (or is not) meaningful, take a photo of the box with everything inside, close it and seal it. Have everyone write two to three sentences about their choice (truthful, creative or otherwise) and seal them all in an envelope. Don’t forget to write a short sentence for each of the pet’s contributions. DON’T OPEN THEM until the stay at home order is lifted. Then as a group talk about the items and what you each wrote.
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Here is a list of all the Challenge Prompts for May 2020:

  1. Send us a photo of your fav neighborhood sidewalk art. by Sawsan Wolski
  2. What fun game is your family playing? by Jennifer Huber
  3. Escape room challenge by Summer Ellis 
  4. Things we will do better tomorrow! by Vanessa Thomas
  5. What money can’t buy. by Kathy Young
  6. What wildlife do you notice now? by Dennis Baker
  7. A story (or haiku) from your pet’s point of view by Claudia McCormick
  8. Recreate a scene – movie / work of art using what you have at home by Jamee Sicat
  9. Create something fun with your family! by La Shawn Butler
  10. What’s your favorite/ funniest memory of your Mother? by Mayor David Haubert
  11. Finding the hidden treasures in our storage. by Shweta Agrawal
  12. What makes the world a better place? by Janet Lockhart
  13. Clouds by Jennifer Huber
  14. Read anything good lately? by Dublin Arts Collective
  15. What is the quirkiest science/nature fact you have learned? by Olga V Mack
  16. My masked family portrait or selfie. by Jennifer Huber
  17. Tell us what you are cooking today! by CouncilMember Melissa Hernandez
  18. Provide inspiration for another: what inspires you? by Jennifer Huber
  19. Do you have a trophy around your house? by Fatima from The Trophy House
  20. Tell us your favorite Children’s book by Gina at Destination Baby
  21. This is tough, but so am I. by Tilden Huber
  22. My refrigerator (inside) is talking to me: write a story by Tilden Huber
  23. I am up to my eyeballs in….by Dublin Arts Collective
  24. What is now a treat that used to be a chore by Jennifer Huber
  25. Share your humorous quote! by Jennifer Huber
  26. What new creation /systems have you been inspired to create? by Beth Okurowski
  27. What has become your favorite gadget? by Dublin Arts Collective
  28. What 2 items would you take with you into exile? by Dublin Arts Collective
  29. What passion or hobby have you rediscovered? by Katherine Utsumi
  30. What is your Quarantine Fashion? by Tilden Huber Incoming DHS Freshman
  31. Make a Time Capsule by Steve Minniear

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#DailyTapestry: May 31, 2020 prompt from Steve Minniear

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Challenge: Sunday, May 31st, 2020 provided by Dublin Historian Steve Minniear and interpreted by Vanessa Thomas

May 31st Daily Tapestry 

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • TIME CAPSULE: find a box (you know you’ve got plenty around right now) have each person (and pet) select something to put inside that is (or is not) meaningful, take a photo of the box with everything inside, close it and seal it. Have everyone write two to three sentences about their choice (truthful, creative or otherwise) and seal them all in an envelope. Don’t forget to write a short sentence for each of the pet’s contributions. DON’T OPEN THEM until the stay at home order is lifted. Then as a group talk about the items and what you each wrote.
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 30, 2020 by Tilden, Incoming DHS Freshman

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#DailyTapestry Challenge brought to you by the Dublin Arts Collective!

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What is your Quarantine Fashion?
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 29, 2020 by Katherine Utsumi

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#DailyTapestry Challenge brought to you by Community Leader and Crafter Katherine Utsumi!

#DailyTapestry Video Script:

“Hi I am Katherine Utsumi a Lover of the Arts and of the Dublin Arts Collective. The #DailyTapestry prompt for today is “What passion or hobby have you rediscovered during quarantine? Well, for me it has been crocheting. I have made over 100 of these handy-dandy little mask bands which protect the ears of the frontline workers who have to wear these masks all day long. Share your passion or hobby and remember to tag the Dublin Arts Collective with #DailyTapestry.

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What passion or hobby have you rediscovered during quarantine?
  • Katherine has crocheted over 100 hand dandy mask bands to help front line workers. Please share your hobby!
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 28, 2020 by Dublin Arts Collective

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#DailyTapestry Challenge brought to you by the Dublin Arts Collective!

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What 2 items would you take with you into exile?
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 27, 2020 by Dublin Arts Collective

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#DailyTapestry Challenge brought to you by the Dublin Arts Collective!

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What has become your favorite gadget? Share with us ! 
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 26, 2020 by Beth Okurowski

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#DailyTapestry Challenge brought to you by Beth Okurowski, President of the Pleasanton Art League!

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What new creation, thing or systems have you been inspired to create?
  • Share with us ! 
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 25, 2020 by Dublin Arts Collective

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Challenge: May 25, 2020 brought to you by the Dublin Arts Collective!

#DailyTapestry Script

#DailyTapestry Challenge:

“Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.” – Dave Barry
“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.” – Alfred Adler
“Humor is just common sense dancing.” – William James

Share your funny quote with us! Tag it #DailyTapestry. Art Matters

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • Share your humorous quote!
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 24, 2020 by Dublin Arts Collective

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Challenge: May 24, 2020 brought to you by the Dublin Arts Collective!

May 24th Daily Tapestry Script

#DailyTapestry Challenge:

What is a treat now that used to be a chore? Like walking the dog. Share your answers with us! #Daily Tapestry. Art Matters

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What is a treat now that used to be a chore?
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 23, 2020 by Dublin Arts Collective

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Challenge for May 23, 2020 by the Dublin Arts Collective

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • I am up to my eyeballs in…
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 22, 2020 by Tilden Huber, Wells Middle School Student

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#DailyTapestry Challenge by Tilden Huber, Wells Middle School Student

#DailyTapestry Script

[Note from fridge: Out of Izzes.]
Tilden: I could have sworn we had some. Hah! I knew we did you Reverse Toaster!” [Realizes Izze drink is open and empty] Why me?
What is your fridge trying to tell you? Share with us! #DailyTapestry.

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What is your fridge trying to tell you?
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 21, 2020 by Dublin Arts Collective

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Challenge: May 21, 2020 brought to you by the Dublin Arts Collective!

May 21st Daily Tapestry Script

#DailyTapestry Challenge:

This is tough… But so am I.

Share you experience with us. #Daily Tapestry. Art Matters

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • This is tough… But so am I.
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 20, 2020 by Gina at Destination Baby

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Challenge: May 20, 2020 brought to you by Ms. Gina at Destination Baby!

May 20th Daily Tapestry Script

Hi! This is Gina from Destination Baby with the Dublin Arts Collective Challenge and the question today is:
What is your favorite Children’s book?
I am the person to ask, I have a baby store. So mine is going to be Swan Lake. This particular edition is out of print but I still have a copy here at the store for Story Time. And we have lots of other Children’s stories. So follow us, you can #DailyTapestry and give us your favorite children’s story. We would love to hear about it.

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What is your favorite Children’s Book? 
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 19, 2020 by Dublin Trophy House

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Challenge: May 19, 2020 brought to you by Fatima at Dublin Trophy House!

May 19th Daily Tapestry Script

This is Fatima from Dublin Trophy House here to introduce today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge which is: have you ever earned or have a trophy around your house? Share a picture with us and don’t forget to tag us at #DailyTapestry.

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • Do you have a trophy you earned or sitting around your house? Share with us ! 
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 18, 2020 by Jen Huber, Dublin Artist

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Challenge: May 18, 2020 brought to you by Jen Huber!

Read any good books, lately?

May 18, 2020 Daily Tapestry Script

  • #DailyTapestry, May 18, 2020
  • Prompt: What inspires you?

“Art is to console those who are broken by life.” -Vincent Van Gogh

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley

“Hope sees the Invisible, sees the Intangible, and achieves the Impossible.” – Helen Keller

#DailyTapestry prompt today is: What inspires you? 

Share your thoughts with us and tag your posts #DailyTapestry

Art matters

  • Photograph, illustrate, sculpt, or paint a portrait and share with us! Tag your posts #DailyTapestry. Art Matters.

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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#DailyTapestry: May 17, 2020 by Councilmember Hernandez

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Challenge: May 17, 2020 brought to you by Jen Huber!

Read any good books, lately?

May 17, 2020 Daily Tapestry Script

  • #DailyTapestry, May 17, 2020
  • Prompt: What are you cooking these days?
  • Hi I’m Councilmember Hernandez and today I’m going to show you traditional rice, Spanish Rice.  First of all you want to put about 2 tablespoons of olive oil [in the pan] and brown the rice. Usually takes about a minute or two. After the rice has browned to a golden brown you add the garlic. About 2 cloves minced garlic. And you want to stir this together and you will see that it is starting to brown a little bit more. At this time you want to add about 1 cup of tomato sauce. For a little bit more flavor you add about 2 cups chicken broth. If you want to go vegetarian you can just use water or vegetable broth. [Stirring] You will add 1 teaspoon of cumin, ½ teaspoon of oregano and some slices of onion. You are going to let that boil. If you do not have onion eaters you can take it out with a spoon or fork. Add sat to taste, I always add just enough. As well as pepper. You can always add some cayenne pepper for a little bit of spice. You bring this to a boil for about 20 minutes and that is your Spanish Rice. Once you Spanish Rice is complete you can serve with any of your main dishes.
  • Photograph, illustrate, sculpt, or paint a portrait and share with us! Tag your posts #DailyTapestry. Art Matters.

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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#DailyTapestry: May 16, 2020 by Jen Huber, Dublin Artist

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Challenge: May 16, 2020 brought to you by Jen Huber!

Read any good books, lately?

May 16, 2020 Daily Tapestry Script

  • #DailyTapestry, May 16, 2020
  • Prompt: Share a Masked Portrait of you or your family.
  • Photograph, illustrate, sculpt, or paint a portrait and share with us! Tag your posts #DailyTapestry. Art Matters.

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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#DailyTapestry: May 15, 2020 by Olga Mack

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Challenge: May 15, 2020 brought to you by Ms. Olga Mack!

May 15th Daily Tapestry Script

“Hi! Follow me into the flowers!”
“Why?”
“Because Art Matters!” 

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What is the quirkiest science or nature fact you have learned ! 
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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#DailyTapestry: May 14, 2020 by Dublin Arts Collective

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Challenge: May 14, 2020 brought to you by the Dublin Arts Collective!

Read any good books, lately?

May 14, 2020 Daily Tapestry Script

  • #DailyTapestry, May 14, 2020
  • Prompt: Read any good books, lately?
  • Share the Title, Author, and your thoughts with us! Tag your posts #DailyTapestry. Art Matters.

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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#DailyTapestry: May 13, 2020 by Dublin Arts Collective

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Challenge: May 13, 2020 brought to you by the Dublin Arts Collective!

Wednesday, May 13th Daily Tapestry Script

  • #DailyTapestry, May 13, 2020
  • Prompt: Clouds
  • Share your thoughts on Clouds. Tag your posts #DailyTapestry.
  • Art Matters.

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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#DailyTapestry: May 12, 2020 by Janet Lockhart, Former Dublin Mayor

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Challenge: May 12, 2020 brought to you by Janet Lockhart, former Dublin Mayor!

Tuesday, May 12th Daily Tapestry Script

  • Hi Dublin Arts and #Daily Tapestry fans, I am Janet Lockhart, former mayor of Dublin. I have a question for you today; “What would make our world better?”

    My simple thoughts are to learn the lessons Mother Nature is trying to teach us now, for this next, beautiful, generation. I would love to hear your thoughts. Remember to tag your responses, using #DailyTapestry. Have a great day and I will see you around Dublin. 

  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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#DailyTapestry: May 11, 2020 by Shweta Agrawal

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May 11, 2020, Daily Tapestry Script

Hi My name is Shweta Agrawal, a Dublin Artist. 

Today’s #DailyTapestry prompt is: Find hidden treasures in your storage

With this challenge in mind I decided to go through my garage and closet for some of my hidden treasures. Come take a look. Here’s an iPod with some tunes that I used to listen to as a teenager. This is the first watch my Dad bought for me and here is some of my crafting petals. What treasures have you found? Take a picture or make some art and share it with us. Remember to email, tag the Dublin Arts Collective and #Daily Tapestry. Let’s go and create!

  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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#DailyTapestry: May 10, 2020 by Dublin Mayor David Haubert

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Challenge: Sunday, May 10, 2020 brought to you by Mayor David Haubert of Dublin

May 10th Daily Tapestry Script

Hello, everyone I am Dublin Mayor, David Haubert. And today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge: Share a heartwarming story about your mom. Now, today is Mother’s Day, so Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms in Dublin and around the world.

I want to tell you about my mom, Judy Haubert. She’s the best ever. She raised 6 kids and it wasn’t easy. And a heartwarming story I have was when I got to take her to Dublin, Ireland. Now, her mom is from Ireland and she always wanted to visit, and never had the chance. So when I got to take my mom to Ireland,  it was very special. We visited Dublin and our sister city, Brey, Ireland. We got to see the wonderful landscape and the big city of Dublin, Ireland. And one of our favorite stories was when I took her to the Dublin Library. Now, my mother was a librarian for many years and when she got to see the Reading Room inside the Dublin Library, it was a very special moment for us. Well, thank you for letting me share my story about my mother. Happy Mother’s Day everyone and take care.

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • Share a heartwarming story or your funniest memory about your Mother!
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

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#DailyTapestry: May 9, 2020 by La Shawn Butler

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Challenge: Saturday, May 9th, 2020 brought to you by Dublin’s very own Director of Parks and Community Services – Ms La Shawn Butler!

May 9th Daily Tapestry Script

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • Create something fun with your family! 
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

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#DailyTapestry: May 8, 2020 by Jamee Sicat

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Challenge: Friday, May 8th, 2020 brought to you during Teacher Appreciation Week by an amazing and dedicated Teacher – Ms Jamee Sicat!

May 8th Daily Tapestry Script

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • Recreate a scene from your favorite movie / work of art using what you have at home ! 
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

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#DailyTapestry: May 7, 2020 by Claudia McCormick

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Challenge: Thursday, May 7th, 2020Daily Tapestry Prompt Olive form Claudia

May 7th Daily Tapestry Script

  • Make a sculpture, draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

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#DailyTapestry: May 6, 2020 by Dennis Baker

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Challenge: Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

May 6th Daily Tapestry Script

  • Hi, this is Agent Dennis Baker with an important announcement. 
  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What wildlife do you notice now?
  • Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to create a sculpture, draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry
  • This message will be superseded in 24 hours!

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#DailyTapestry: May 5, 2020 by Kathy Young

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#GivingTuesday Challenge:Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

#GivingTuesday May 5th Daily Tapestry Script

  • Hi, I am Kathy Young, President of the Tri-Valley Non-Profit Alliance. 
  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What money can’t buy
  • Create an artwork, draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry
  • We are encouraging donations to the Tri-Valley NonProfit Fund!
  • Raising Awareness of the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund! We are using this challenge as an opportunity to encourage the community to donate to the  Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund supporting six Tri-Valley safety-net service providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic i.e.

    • 1. Axis Community Health,

    • 2. CityServe of the Tri-Valley,

    • 3. Open Heart Kitchen,

    • 4. Senior Support Services of the Tri-Valley,

    • 5. Spectrum Community Health (Meals for Wheels) and

    • 6. Tri-Valley Haven.

  • They need our help! If you choose to make a donation please use the hashtag #tvnf and challenge a friend or family member to donate as well. No amount is too small!

Post your art or thoughts on #DailyTapestry #GivingTuesday #tvnf

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#DailyTapestry: May 4, 2020 by Vanessa Thomas

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Challenge: Saturday, May 4th, 2020 – Star Wars Day

May 4th Daily Tapestry Script

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • Things we will do better tomorrow! 
  • What will you do better tomorrow? Take better care of our planet? Your family and friends? Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

May the Fourth be with You!

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#DailyTapestry: May 3, 2020 by Summer Ellis

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Challenge: Saturday, May 3rd, 2020

May 3rd Daily Tapestry Script

  • Hi, I am Summer Ellis, Artist and Member of Dublin Arts Collective. 
  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • The Escape Room: How would you do it? What would you use? 
  • I am in a room I built to escape the other rooms I’ve been stuck in for six weeks. 
  • Make a an escape room of your own, draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

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#DailyTapestry: May 2, 2020 by Jen Huber

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Challenge: Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

#DailyTapestry Challenge: May 2nd

May 2nd Daily Tapestry Script

  • Hi, I am Jen Huber, Dublin Artist. 
  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What Games are You and Your Family Playing these days? 
  • My family is playing Dungeons & Dragons, a role playing game. 
  • We also play backgammon
  • And Chess
  • What games are you playing? 
  • Make a sculpture, draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

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#DailyTapestry: May 1, 2020 by Sawsan Wolski

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Challenge: Friday, May 1, 2020

May 1st Daily Tapestry Script

  • Hi, I am Sawsan Wolski, President of Dublin Arts Collective and an Artist. 
  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • Create or send us a photo of your favorite Sidewalk Chalk Art. 
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

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Introducing #DailyTapestry Challenge

The #DailyTapestry Challenge is to lift your spirits and stay creative and connected during Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place!

It’s also a way for us to mark this moment in history and create a digital tapestry of thoughts.

What:

The Dublin Arts Collective (DAC) #DailyTapestry Challenge provides daily creative prompts. Participants complete a shareable piece of content in any format – a song, painting, drawing, sculpture, poem, collage, haiku etc. – it’s  your choice. Submissions must include a name/ pseudonym and a City of origin

Who:

Anyone can participate and it’s FREE

When:

The challenge will launch on Friday, May 1st, and run through 5pm on Sunday, May 31st. Choose the days you want to participate with the prompts that catch your interest.

How: 

At 5 pm each day during May a social media post will announce the Creative Prompt for the next day. Interpret the prompt as you wish and submit your work anytime during the month of May.

How it works:

Choose one of three options and start creating! 

  1. Create an Instagram /  Twitter post tagging @DACArtsOrg Hashtag #DailyTapestry 
  2. Create a Facebook post tagging the Dublin Arts Collective that includes your picture and/or comment stating you’ve participated in the “Daily Tapestry” Challenge.  Hashtag #DailyTapestry.
  3. Email us your name and a photo of your creation to the Dublin Arts Collective email: info@dacarts.org  Submission grants permission for use of the content on our social media channels and website.

Follow Dublin Arts Collective:

OR

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Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

We hope to add some light-hearted and playful fun to life during lockdown!


About this challenge

This challenge is initiated by the Dublin Arts Collective in partnership with other Tri-Valley Arts Organizations including the Pleasanton Arts League, the Livermore Arts Association  and the Alliance for the Visual Arts.

What will happen to these images?

During lockdown, selected pieces will be shared online on the Dublin Arts Collective (DAC) website but we aim to have a physical exhibition of all the work once shelter-in-place is over. We will not sell or share your details with anyone.

Questions? Email Sawsan Wolski @ info@dacarts.org

Thank you and have fun!


Donate to the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund!

Donate to the  Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund supporting six Tri-Valley safety-net service providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic:

  1. Axis Community Health
  2. CityServe of the Tri-Valley
  3. Open Heart Kitchen
  4. Senior Support Services of the Tri-Valley,
  5. Spectrum Community Health (Meals for Wheels)
  6. Tri-Valley Haven

They need our help! If you choose to make a donation please use the hashtag #tvnf and challenge a friend or family member to donate as well. No amount is too small!