Make It!: Woven Reflections

Make It! is a monthly drop-in, family-friendly, hands on art-making activity for all. Each month features a different activity inspired by objects in the Museum’s collection or current exhibitions and collaborations with different local artists to create activities that introduce participants to new materials, perspectives and ways of connecting. Make It! is free and part of #PhxArtFamily and #FreeAfterThree (each Wednesday, general admission is free from 3pm-9pm).

This month, join Phoenix-based artist Kyllan Maney to explore how reflective materials can be transformed from 2D to 3D.  Create your own composition inspired by Thomas Glassford’s Nine Slat Mirror (Espejo de neuve chapas).

About the artist

Kyllan Maney's work is rooted in the visual foundations of scientific illustrations, religious icons and human relationships.  She enjoys the inventive, creative process of working with mixed media, oil painting and large scale murals. Kyllan shows her work at GreenHAUS, Art One Gallery and Mesa Arts Center Cooperative Gallery. She has been a part of numerous mural projects including Mesa Public Library, Mesa Urban Garden, New School for the Arts and Academics and at Canvas on Roosevelt Row. Kyllan also collaborates on art projects for Mesa Arts Center during various festivals. Along with her professional artist career, Kyllan has been teaching painting and mixed media for over twelve years at New School for the Arts and Academics where she has served as the Visual Arts Department Chair for the past five years. 

 

Image: Thomas Glassford, Nine Slat Mirror, 2001. Plexiglass mirror and anodized aluminum.  Collection of Diane and Bruce Halle.

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