Artists in Residence

Creative Ecology: Mari Andrews

“I transform the material used in these sculptures to bring attention to fragile and often fugitive objects that might otherwise go unnoticed.”—Mari Andrews

Mari Andrews is a constant collector, identifying objects both natural and man-made in her sculptures and installations. In her residency at local parks and around the Art Center, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to make art, investigate scientific concepts, and explore the natural open-space environment.

Mari Andrews received her BFA from the University of Dayton and her MFA at the Otis Art Institute. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and Chandra Cerrito Gallery and group exhibitions at the de Saisset Museum, the Bedford Gallery, the David Brower Center Gallery, the Palo Alto Art Center, and the Richmond Art Center.

Meet artist Mari Andrews during her in-the-gallery residency dates:

Saturday, January 14, 1-3 p.m.
Friday, January 27, 7-9 p.m., in conjunction with Friday Night at the Art Center
Friday, February 3, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Saturday, February 4, 1-3 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

More information about Mari Andrews' residency at the Palo Alto Art Center:

Mari Andrews in-the-field residency press release
Mari Andrews in-the-gallery residency press release

About Creative Ecology
Creative Ecology is an innovative art and science residency program that promotes learning about and appreciation of the natural world through the creative process, engaging artists, art and science educators, and the larger community. A collaboration between the Palo Alto Art Center and the Junior Museum & Zoo, the program intends to showcase the similarities between artists and scientists and demonstrate how both use similar tools to experiment and learn about the world around them. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Last Updated: Oct 3, 2017