April started with the third fantastic installment of ARTLab’s partnership with Conservation Consultants, Inc. Part three of the Photovoltaic Solar Energy and Art Series introduced Mark Barlow, a PV engineer who taught museum guests how to make their own solar power cells and demonstrated the electrifying capabilities of the Tesla Coil. CCI educator Indigo Raffel, and Mattress Factory educator Derek Reese teamed up to teach guests how to create their own photographic solar prints using objects from nature and the power of the sun.
Join us next ARTLab for “Wild Weavings,” where guests will partake in weaving based arts, creating their own looms to make wild woven mixed media collages or create colorful hanging art pieces using forked branches and yarn. This ARTLab is inspired by Chiharu Shiota’s yarn based installation at our 516 Gallery titled Traces of Memory. Shiota uses yarn as a drawing material to create densely woven three-dimensional environments that obscures and alters perception. The “Wild Weavings” ARTLab takes place on Saturday, April 19 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.
ARTLab is FREE with museum admission and is open to all ages.