First Saturday for Families

First Saturday for Families

March 2, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ASU Art Museum
ASU Art Museum
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Location: ASU Art Museum
Campus: Tempe           
Cost: Free

On Saturday, March 2, the ASU Art Museum Family Programs invites children and their families to create a variety of things inspired by the Museum's Cu²⁹: Mining for You exhibition.
Artists Mathew Moore (Phoenix) and Clare Patey (London) collaborate on a project centered on the issue of endangered elements in the periodic table, specifically copper. Copper plays a major role in Arizona’s history and in its current economic, environmental and cultural life. Cu²⁹ explores the process of staking a claim, the idea of owning the Earth’s natural resources, and our dependence on copper for everything from saucepans to cellphones.
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This Saturday, participants will be able to work with copper and create a collaborative object for the exhibition.
Using embossing and punching and wiring techniques, participants will create sculptures and designs that are influenced by Arizona and mining, and will be able to make two to three pieces – one or two to take home and one to contribute to the "copper quilt" – a collection of each participant's designs, sewn together to create a large piece, which will then be contributed to the exhibition.
First Saturdays for Families are free and open to the public, and there is free parking across 10th Street from the Museum, at the Ceramics Research Center. This free program takes place on the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and invites children 4-12 and their families to make a creative project in conjunction with exhibitions. No registration is required. All materials are provided, and families can take home their artwork.

The penny wall, part of the exhibition "Cu²⁹: Mining for You." Photo by Matthew Corbisiero.

For more information
Website: ASU Art Museum
Phone: 480.965.0014

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