Current Exhibition

Mark May: Assembly Required

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Come Join Us—You’re Invited!

This summer, The Baum School of Art is pleased to host Artist-In-Residence, Mark May. Mark is an artist and educator, who lives and teaches outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As an artist, Mark has been heavily influenced and inspired by Keith Haring and Mr. Imagination. He is most known for his upcycled robots created from found objects—either salvaged, donated, or purchased from flea markets in his travels. Found objects are not normally considered materials from which art is made, often because they already have a non-art function. Mark tries to leave the objects as he finds them, and builds his sculptures from there. Mark’s upcycled robots and creatures help to broaden the definition of art for all. 

Mark’s artwork is exhibited widely and is in many notable collections across the county. From July 11—August 8, 2019, his robots will be on display and available for purchase in our David E. Rodale Gallery. Meet Mark and his robots at the Third Thursday Artist Reception on July 18, 2019 from 6:00pm—8:00pm at The Baum School of Art.

As The Baum School of Art’s Artist-in-Residence, Mark will inspire the community to transform everyday materials into art through teaching summer camps, interacting with community groups, and hosting free workshops. Mark will be working with students to create robots and other sculptures in many of our afternoon art camps during the month of July. Additionally, he will be hosting two free community events at The Baum School of Art. The first is Wednesday, July 10th from 10:00am-12:00pm and the second is Friday, July 19, 2019 from 12:30pm-2:00pm. These events are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.