Aug 14, 2012

Mola Animal Search Puzzle

Molas are vibrant textiles traditionally produced by the Kuna women of the San Blas Islands off the Atlantic coast of Panama. Beautiful images are created by stitching together pieces of cloth and then cutting away sections of the top and middle layers to reveal fabric below.

Often mola artists are inspired by the natural world. If you look for them, you can find all kinds of critters hidden in these colorful artworks!

Look closely at the molas below, can you find . . .
- a giraffe?
     - a tapir?
          - a crab?
                - a turtle?
                     - 2 people's faces?
                           - 2 birds?
                                - 4 butterflies?
                                       - 6 fish?

The Kuna women work on each mola for 2 to 6 weeks! Lucky for you, gorgeous paper molas can be made quickly by cutting and glueing colored paper. 

Come this Saturday to Family Adventure Day and learn how from Bemis instructors. . .  FOR FREE! 
All ages and skill levels welcomed! Free docent-led tour of the FAC galleries at 12:30 p.m.

Japanese artist Hyakkimura will also share his own distinct art form of paper cutting. The japanese "kirie" technique similarly utalizes concepts of positive and negative space. Come compare these two fascinating art forms, create your ownn art, get your face painted, and watch Hakkimura perform live kirie demonstrations (10:30a; 11:30a; 12:30p).

Family Adventure Day: My Summer Vacation
Saturday, Aug. 18 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | FREE!
Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Place

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