AVAM's 19th original exhibition is a timely and playful examination of the serious impact of technology on our lives, as seen through the eyes of 40+ visionary artists, cutting edge futurists, and inventors. Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! is a hot-wired blend of art, science, humor, caution and hope.
Programs & Events Calendar
- AVAM in the Afternoon
Select Wednesdays in December
3:30pm–5:30pm • $10 per student, per workshop
It's AVAM in the Afternoon - a series of special, interactive workshops for ages 8 and up! Join us in building your inner creativity as we explore the world of visionary art, meet guest artists, and engage in creative projects of our own. Each week will feature a different hands-on activity and/or artist demonstration. Whether you're a beginner or a visionary guru, you'll discover some new inspiration and fun at AVAM in the Afternoon!
- MOSAICS with Rick Shelley
Saturday, December 7 • 10am–4pm
$100, $75 Members
A One-Day MOSAIC WORKSHOP with Rick Shelley! Come and learn the ancient art of mosaic. You will get a chance to learn about a variety of techniques and walk away with your own finished piece of art.
- Sock Monkey Saturday
Saturday, December 14 • 10am–2pm
FREE, bring 2 pair SOCKS & your own SCISSORS!
Don't let the holidays drive you BANANAS! Relax by making your very own Sock Monkey—a great last-minute gift, and just something fun to do with the family. Free entry, just bring your own SOCKS (2 pair, clean & colorful) and SCISSORS to get in. Instructions, stuffing, sewing needles, thread, visionary baubles and camaraderie will be provided.
- AVAM celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Monday, January 20, 2014 • 10am–6pm
FREE Admission & Educational Programming!
A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America's history. Join us for guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops, and a special performance from Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company at this FREE, fun-filled day! A special invitation extended to educators and all the wonderful people who help to empower the next generation.
- SHINY HAPPY THINGS with Bob Benson
Saturday, January 25 • 11am–2pm
$50, $35 Members
Join the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life (outside of AVAM's Main Entrance) in making your own FLASHIES: dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles and such. Each participant will receive instruction on cutting and assemblage and will leave this workshop with at least two finished decorations to keep and dangle. For beginning and continuing students.