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Maker in Residence

Meet the Maker: Acadia Kandora

 Makers, artists, and creatives are fascinating to talk with. While everyone has a story, and is often willing to tell it, makers not only tell, they show. Each maker’s story begins not with a blank slate, but on one etched with life experiences. Their story unfolds with visual aids of their own making adding depth and richness to the narrative. A recent Maker in Residence at the Scott Family Amazeum, Acadia Kandora, is a case in point. As a print maker, she creates in a medium that couples images born from imagination and experiences with words to tell her story. 

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Meet the Maker: Chase Young

Makers in Residence at the Scott Family Amazeum bring diverse skill sets and backgrounds with them when they arrive. Chase Young, who lead sessions in the Workshop on molding and casting, is no exception.

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Dance, Dance, Evolution

Innovation leads to evolution in the Scott Family Amazeum Fabrication Shop.Creative team collaborates with Makers in Residence to elevate ideas that infuse interactive elements that integrate science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

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Meet the Maker: Steve Parker

Steve Parker is an artist, musician, and curator based in Austin, TX. He is the recipient of the Rome Prize, the Ashurst Prize (UK), the Tito’s Prize, a Fulbright, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Meet the Maker: Christa Flores

Educated as an anthropologist, Christa Flores learned the importance of looking for clues in human behavior that could impact the evolution of human development. She earned a degree in Biological Anthropology and masters in Secondary Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Before taking a deep dive into the Maker Movement in Education, Christa taught science in New York City. For Flores, what started as a career in science education lead to a discovery that teaching science had not evolved much in the past 100 years.

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Meet the Maker: Asia Ward

Some people outgrow their childhood imagination. Others, like artist Anastasia Ward, never do. She brought her imagination, sense of whimsy and passion for the environment, upcycling and creative repurposing of materials to the Scott Family Amazeum as an Artist/Maker in Residence.

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Meet the Maker: Jess Graff

Remember when you gathered in the vacant lot to play? Or scavenged the neighborhood for scraps of lumber, old tires, lengths of rope, cardboard boxes (refrigerator boxes were the best!) and sticks, stones, and other natural materials to build forts, houses, shelters and anything else you could imagine? You don't? Few people do. 

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Meet the Maker: Eugene Sargent

A number of makers called the Scott Family Amazeum home during the first year of the Maker in Residence Program. Each brought a unique brand of creativity to the museum and community. And each influenced thought about creative work at the museum and beyond. Of all the makers who resided at the Amazeum in 2018, the impact of Fayetteville maker Eugene Sargent continues to radiate through the Amazeum and Northwest Arkansas.

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Meet the Maker: Amanda Willshire

The Scott Family Amazeum's Maker in Residence Program introduces talented, creative makers to Northwest Arkansas and the creative culture that already exists in the region.  Makers from across the nation with unique skills, visions, and mindsets find a home at the Amazeum where they become part of the family. Amanda Willshire, the latest Amazeum Maker in Residence, moved in and got to work with the team who supported her with time, talent and tools as she worked on a piece of interactive public art.