Artists plan memorial 'clothesline' event in Warren
The Trumbull Art Gallery is inviting community members to submit photos of recently departed loved ones as part of a unique memorial.
The artist collaborative Redhand is planning an outdoor performance event on two days in May in Downtown Warren.
Redhand is an installation and performance art group consisting of artists and art educators, William Barron, Ed Hallahan, and Dennis Ryan.
The Witness V, Clothesline Mahoning project involves printing photos of people who have passed away over the past three years on fabric for an artistically presented memorial and public gathering.
The photos on fabric will be displayed on “clotheslines” that will be erected in a green space between Warren City Hall and Kinsman House on May 21 and May 22 between 4 and 6 p.m.
Handmade rope will be strung between eleven wooden poles, creating ten sections each containing four banner portraits of community members from Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana Counties who have died over the past three years.
Bowls will be placed on tables beneath each of the images.
Loved ones may speak on the days of the event or submit their thoughts in writing.
Good quality photographs of deceased family and friends can be hand-delivered to the Trumbull Art Gallery located at 158 North Park Ave., Warren, Ohio 44481 on Saturdays, April 2, April 9, and April 16, from 11-3 pm.
High-resolution photographs are encouraged because of the photo transfer process. All photos will be returned if you include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Photos will be accepted on a first-come basis due to outdoor space limitations.