May 12 - December 1, 2012
Experience art – before it is art.
Experience art in the making.
This exhibit follows five Fairbanks artists as they take their work from concept to completion.
- Explore the artists’ techniques through sound and video.
- Hear the artists reflect on vision, process, and practice.
- Touch the tools and materials used to make the art.
Ceramicist ∙ Mask Maker ∙ Painter ∙ Photographer ∙ Printmaker
By juxtaposing a finished work of art, video of its creation, the tools used, and the voice of the artist, the exhibit transforms a single moment of enjoyment into a deeper appreciation.
Watch artists work up close.
If I’m having a bad day, I’ll come in and cut glass. You can’t always be creative. You have to just work some times.
Art in the Making was curated by Mareca Guthrie and supported by Friends of the UA Museum.
To support this and other special exhibits make your contributions to:
University of Alaska Museum of the North
PO Box 756960
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6960
There is nothing accidental in painting. You have a palette and you bring it to the canvas. That chaos is unconscious and that always inspires me. My mood has created that mess.
Art making can be tedious.
The hard work and challenges are often not visible in the final piece.
See the artists: Creating art is a balance of technique, passion, tenacity, and risk-taking. Listen to our five artists talk about what inspires their work and why they persist.
Watch interviews here.
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