The Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Project Open Studios

The Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Project Open Studios

Learn about the fascinating art of using beads to create glass models of hyperbolic energy

Hyperbolic energy and geometric beadwork may sound like very heady exercises, but they're actually beautifully designed beadwork championed by Kate McKinnon and the Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Project.

The graphic shown is just an example of what is possible using beads and needles: beautiful machines that capture the eye while at the same time teach the artistic quality of geometry, demystifying what to some seem like impossible mathematic equations.

Ms. McKinnon and her collaborators will be displaying their work and teaching how to create it at their open studio January 15-31. Two lectures with work on exhibit are slated for Monday, January 7 and Friday, February 1.

If you're interested in learning how art and math intersect in this beautiful art form, details are below.

MONDAY JANUARY 7 and FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1:
Lectures and work on exhibit
11-Noon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building 34-Room 101 (Vassar St./West of Mass. Ave.)

TUESDAY-FRIDAY JANUARY 15-31
Make Hyperbolic Art
10 am-5 pm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building 36-Room 372 (Vassar St./East of Mass. Ave.)

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