I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
This week at the Palo Alto Art Center
Ecology Project Launches
On May 20, surrounded by the beauty of the Baylands Nature Preserve, the
Palo Alto Art Center and the
Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo launched Creative Ecology: Exploring Our Environment with Art, Science, and the Community. Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services,
Creative Ecology is an innovative art and science residency
program promoting appreciation of the natural world through scientific
inquiry and the creative process, engaging artists, art and science
educators, and the larger community. This 18-month
project, beginning in June, will feature four artists who explore the
natural world in their artwork. For more details about the project, and
how you can participate, watch for our June e-newsletter.
Occasional Office Helper
Want to volunteer at the Art Center on your
own schedule? Become an Occasional Office Helper by assisting with
administrative tasks as needed! Staff will alert the volunteers listed
on the Office Helper Roster when a new project
is available. Many projects can be completed in small groups or even
taken home. Occasional Office Helpers should be organized, comfortable
with repetitive tasks, and enjoy quieter work. If you are interested in
this opportunity, contact Director of Volunteer
and Intern Engagement Emily Lacroix at Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papermaking Workshops in June
Hand Papermaking workshop participants will
learn to make their own traditional handmade paper with Abaca fiber
(Manila hemp). In the Casting Paper Sculpture workshop, participants
will cast handmade paper to create a lovely small
vessel, sphere or box that can be embellished with natural materials,
paint, ink, kakishibu, thread, wire and decorative paper. Casting paper
is a green art form and it's one of the simplest techniques to learn.
These two one-day workshops are designed to
be taken either together or individually. Register
here for Hand Papermaking and
here for Casting Paper Sculpture.
Cultural Kaleidoscope Exhibition
There is still time to enjoy our Cultural Kaleidoscope exhibition, which closes this Sunday, May 31.
Cultural Kaleidoscope is an award-winning artists-in-the-schools
program that links the neighboring and diverse communities of Palo Alto,
East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, building bridges through the arts. Stop
by the Art Center this week to experience this
vibrant and creative exhibition.
The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art.
The Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto is funded in part by grants from
Silicon Valley Creates and the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation gratefully acknowledges support from
the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Yellow Chair Foundation, private donations, and members.