Centralized hydroelectric power lit up for the first time in the United States at St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River on September 5, 1882. Situated 9 stories above this historic site in the Guthrie’s yellow cube space, this collaborative drawing activity explores hydroelectricity of the river. Thinking about the use of water as a source of power (physically, culturally, and metaphorically) we will create studies of water movement through an architectural looking glass with artist Aaron Marx in a collaborative drawing activity and individual studies in our own sketchbooks. Join us on the Guthrie’s 9th floor yellow cube for this drawing session!
Aaron Marx is a Twin Cities based artist / designer working in architecture, painting, sculpture, public art, new media, and interaction. Trained as an architect, Aaron is fascinated by the connections between art and science, light / space / perception, digital fabrication, and the process of making. He has a background in mathematics and literature and is a self-taught artist. Manifest in many ways, his work often examines the relationship between memory and the built environment, considers the role of temporal art in public space, or investigates new forms of interaction between people and technology. Aaron is a member of Minneapolis Art on Wheels (MAW), MAKESH!T, and the City Art Collaboratory. He is also a teaching artist with Public Art Saint Paul and adjunct professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota. aaronmarx.com | @aaron_marx
Please bring your sketchbooks and colored pencils!
Free and open to the public.
These waters are elusive, difficult to grasp, and full of mystery. It is not the physicality of water that we strive to address but that which is found in dreams and the space of imagination. Water inherently contains metaphors of opposition; it is simultaneously a mirror that reflects and a deep abyss that hides that which lies beneath.
Guthrie Theater is open to the public daily from 9:00am to 11:00pm.