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Adult Workshop » Aluminum and Patina Painting with Miya Ando

Join us for an aluminum and patina painting workshop with artist Miya Ando, featured in the exhibition Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today. In this workshop, Miya will give guests a taste of her process of combining chemicals on metal using black patinas on aluminum, creating a stunning two-dimensional work of art. Miya Ando is an American artist known for her metal paintings which encapsulate both ephemerality and permanence in their subtle, brilliant color gradients. Working across two and three dimensions, Ando’s oeuvre contains abstract painting and sculpture, including large-scale public art pieces, that reflect the transitory essence of life. Blending the natural with the industrial, Ando utilizes the enduring materiality of metal with evanescent scenes of the environment. Her self-developed process of painting into the surface of the aluminum creates tranquil, mutable scenes of the atmosphere, while her glass sculptures capture cloud formations through infinitesimal fractures within. 

Sponsored by Roblee Orthodontics.

$55 ($44 for members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.


Image courtesy of the artist, Tides, 2011 by Miya Ando.

October 12, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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