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Creative Kids Project: Adela Akers FREE May 17th at MDC Museum of Art and Design (Freedom Tower)
600 Biscayne Boulevard
Creative Kids Project: Adela Akers
Saturday, May 17, 2014
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Kids ages 6-12 are invited to tour Impact and Legacy: 50 Years of the CINTAS Foundation and learn about the elements of art by painting, drawing and sculpting in the style of renowned artists in the exhibition. Parents and visitors are encouraged to stay and create a special project their children based on the artist Adela Akers.
Akers was born in Spain, raised in Cuba and went on to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and later at the renowned Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. For over twenty years, from 1972 to1995, she was a professor and chair of fiber arts at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. After so many travels and such a distinguished career, Akers now resides in Guerneville and continues creating the rich and detailed weavings that have made her a highly regarded artist.
Drawing inspiration from African and South American textiles, Akers creates woven compositions of simple geometric shapes, bands, zizags and checks. Many of her works incorporate meticulously measured and cuts strips of metal from recycled wine bottle caps, creating a richness and luminous quality. She also frequently employs stiff horsehair extending in front or beyond the borders of the weaving adding texture and dimensionality. >Link