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Saturday, Aug 5, 2023
2:00 pm
- 4:00 pm

In this collaborative creative session, artist Kerry Phillips invites participants to recreate Dirt Dauber nests built around found personal objects.

Dirt Daubers, or Mud Daubers, are a type of wasp that builds its nest with dirt and mud in sheltered places: under eaves, porch ceilings, in garages and sheds, or barns and attics. The nests are often found in and around forgotten objects.

Participants should bring a small found, forgotten or broken object they no longer need, along with a few cups of dirt or mud from around their home. These objects will be transformed into impromptu nests and shelters, converting burdensome trash into personalized artwork. The small nest sculptures will become part of Phillips’ upcoming exhibition Between the mundane and the miraculous, on view beginning August 17.

After the exhibition closes on October 22, participants can pick up their dirt daubers. Space is limited for this event and RSVP is required.

Dirt Dauber paintbrush with wasp nest

Kerry Phillips: Between the mundane and the miraculous is part of the Knight Art Commissions Program funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Generous support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support provided by Miami Salon Group and The Cowles Charitable Trust.

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Saturday, Aug 5, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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