Join the Coutts Museum of Art’s Art Instructor, Charlene Jesser, and artist Sonja Milbourn, as they guide adults and children alike through activities and a collaborative art project. This very special “Dream Rocket” Family Art Project is for one day only! This family art event will be held in the Coutts Create Space from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21. Space is limited, so please call to reserve your space today!

The Dream Rocket Project (DRP), inspired by artist and founder of International Fiber Collaborative, Jennifer Marsh, and supported by NASA’s “Mission to Mars and Beyond” initiative, will bring families and individuals from around the world together. The artwork collaboration will wrap the skeleton of a 385-foot space launch system (SLS) rocket replica.

The DRP estimates that by the time they have received the target goal of 9,000 submissions, over 36,000 individuals will have contributed to a monumental 32,000+ square foot wrap. From their website, DRP states, “The social and economic benefits to youth and their communities reveals a vibrant and visible program, marked by collaboration from individuals in all economic sectors. By exposing kids to the importance of collaboration through multi-disciplinary approaches we hope to inspire them to feel the freedom to DREAM big, THINK big and make a difference. By wrapping the SLS rocket replica with our dreams, the SLS exhibit can serve as an inspiring visual symbol of collaboration and perseverance.”

Once collaborative works have been created by both our Coutts Club (After-school program) and from our special Family Art Project, submissions will be on display at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in South Carolina from January 13 – April 23, 2018, then on to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama, where the replica and the original rocket are both located. The rocket standing outside the Center in the above photo is the replica that will be wrapped.

Photos of art created and submitted from around the world can be found online at photos of submissions can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/thedreamrocket/.

More information about the DRP can be found at www.thedreamrocket.com.