Saturday, November 2, 2013
FREE with Museum Admission
Museum Lobby @ 500 Sampsonia Way
Share your memories with us about your childhood home, as we celebrate Chiharu Shiota's installation piece, Trace of Memory, at our NEW gallery space at 516 Sampsonia Way. Chiharu Shiota is a Japanese performance and installation artist who creates delicate environments made of yarn webs and found objects. Central to the artist's work are the themes of memory, childhood, and place. Shiota describes her work as "drawing in the air." Contribute to a collaborative 3-D drawing with yarn that will surround our memories and images we create.
Twice a month, on the first and third Saturdays, visitors are invited to participate in a range of art-making activities that illuminate the creative process of in-residence artists. Projects and materials are developed to complement current and ongoing exhibitions. This program is free with museum admission and highly recommended for individuals or families with children of all ages.
Mattress Factory Education and Community progams are made possible by the generous support from the Allegheny Regional Assets District, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Jack Buncher Foundation, Sheila Fortune Foundation, Grable Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Surdna Foundation.