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Art for Art's Sake: Get Creative

When: Feb. 15, 2014, 3pm - 4pm
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Feb. 15, 2014, 3 pm - 4 pm
Mar. 15, 2014, 3 pm - 4 pm
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Campus Location: Marjorie Barrick Museum / Harry Reid Center
Office/Remote Location: Meet at the reception desk

Art for Art's Sake: Get Creative

Get Creative at the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum every 3rd Saturday at 3 p.m.

ACTIVITY: 
Sculpture! 
Visitors will create their own organic form using materials on hand - air dry clay and miscellaneous materials will be available

LOOK: 
Joel Morrison
American, b. 1976
Untitled (Pink), 2002
Fiberglass over mixed media on polished aluminum base

Joel Morrison is best known for his composite sculptures, often created using found objects. Morrison’s work has been described as a combination of sculpture, architecture and gestural painting. Working with supplies such as vinyl, foam, tape, string and paint, Morrison assembles corporeal forms that bulge, stretch and seem to “morph” before our eyes. Reminiscent of the organic forms of Jean Arp, his bright pink untitled work conveys a concrete, figural presence. This lumpy, misshapen form is contrasted to an almost classically symmetrical pedestal. Morrison’s continued interest in making the pedestal a part of the work is realized through this shiny, geometric base that competes with, as well as complements, the form it supports.

On View: January 30- April 26
Art for Art’s Sake:
Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Funding has been provided by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.

Admission Information: 

This event is free and open to all ages.

Suggested contribution: $5 for adults, $2 for seniors and children.

Contact Information: 

Name: Barrick Museum
Office: MSM
Phone: 702-895-3381
E-mail: barrick.museum@unlv.edu

More info on this event: http://www.unlv.edu/barrickmuseum/visit
Event Sponsor: Barrick Museum

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