Alison Ouellette-Kirby and Noah Kirby’s collaborative work features large scale interactive sculptures that involve traditional metal casting, forging and fabrication. The end results are interactive works that encourage viewer participation to activate the work and space. Movement, light and shadow, are integral to their art. The exhibition breaks down the barrier of the traditional “don’t touch the artwork” museum policy.
Ouellette-Kirby received her M.F.A. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is currently department chair of the art department at St. Charles Community College. Noah Kirby received his M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. He teaches at Webster University. They are founders of Six Miles Sculpture Works and 50 Brick Artist Residency in Granite City, Illinois.
Opening Night Reception, Friday, September 8 from 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, September 30 from 1 – 3 p.m.: FREE Kinetic Sculpture Workshop with Alison Ouellette-Kirby. For ages 14 – 18, maximum of 15 students. Registration required.
In this workshop, participants will get hands-on experience working with artist Alison Ouellette-Kirby. Learning about science, technology, engineering and art, attendees will create a kinetic work of art of their own. Students will have a personal artist-led tour of Alison Ouellette -Kirby and Noah Kirby’s exhibition, You Can’t Run with the Hares & Hunt with the Hounds. All supplies will be provided.
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