America is a colorful country and we are inviting you to be a part of this beautiful reality. There are a total of 1000 Mini Tiles that cover all 50 States, allowing for 20 participants from each State, though this is not a requirement. Express yourself and be a part of this most colorful collage in the State where you live, work and play and or in the State where you were born and are originally from.
Mini America promotes Made in America products and American art and here is a great opportunity for you to “show your colors” and create a collage on this 3” by 3” Mini Tile. Once all tiles are complete, they are placed on a 80” by 120” canvas (6’8” x 10′) and illustrate an original piece of art, that will include your work. This America The Colorful Collage will be shown in a number of places in and around the metro Atlanta area and plans are being finalized for a Mini Tour. If you want it to come to your State, and do a local Tour, let us know and we will include that into our plans for 2014.
So what is a Collage and how is it done?Check out this video of The Marilyn Project: http://atlantacollagesociety.org/marilyn.html Click to start Video on Vimeo.Once you see how it is done, you will want to be a part of this amazing and colorful project that supports Made in America goods and services and The Mini America Educational Theme Park. We are all trying to make a difference in unifying and revitalizing our great nation and invite you to be a part of that journey.Our team includes the imaginative artist and talented architect Lance Carlson who created the Marylyn Monroe image you can see in the video link above. That 8' x 8' Collage, includes a total of 841 mini tiles. (3" x 3" in size) Lance worked together with the Atlanta Collage Society and everybody involved, as you can see in the video, had a great time.
Now, here is how it works… There are 1000 tiles depicting the USA – all 50 States. A grid of 1000 tiles is created and each tile will have its own unique number such as A1 or M17. You can request a Mini Tile in the State of your residence or preference (if still available) and this will correspond with the America The Colorful Map that you see. We are asking you to “copy” the colors that you see on grid that coincides with the number that you requested and or received. [Hawaii and Alaska are being finalized, however you can special order them today.]
Each tile is a (mini) Collage and you can use different fabric or materials to cover the (3”x3”) surface. Now comes the fun part as you expressing yourself and are creating this mini collage, which is in effect a combination or compilation of different materials, which cover your Mini Tile. Additional information and instruction will be included with your America The Colorful Mini Tile Collage package or you will receive direction in person during the workshop.
You can either participate in one of our events in the Atlanta, Georgia area or order one online. If there is enough interest in your State, let us know and we may come to you in person to host a workshop, promoting The America The Colorful Campaign and Mini America.
Thank you for your interest and sharing this exciting and most colorful project with family, friends and or Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media outlets. Don’t forget all proceeds are used to promote and develop Mini America, the first educational theme park in The USA. Please follow our progress and like us online as we promote our great nation in our efforts for unification and revitalization. America, after all, is a great nation. Now, get involved in the America The Colorful Collage and express yourself!
Looking ahead, based on the excitement of this project, we are planning an entire series of America The Colorful Collages, including the individual States. Let us know if you would like additional information or would like to lead the project locally. We look forward to hearing from you, as together we celebrate America The Colorful..!