Maker in Residence

Launched in 2017, the Maker in Residence program continues to engage the public in the work of local, regional and national Makers and Artists.

The Amazeum's Maker in Residence program expands upon the notion of “residency,” pushing beyond the boundaries between creatives and the public. A goal of the program is to bring Makers and Artists to the region to facilitate collaborations that enrich the experiences for the community, build staff capacity to create high-quality making experiences, deepen an existing culture of curiosity, play and experimentation, and enrich and positively contribute to the work of maker residents.

Resident Makers 2021

Chase Young 

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Chase Young was born and raised in the desert Southwest. From a young age, Chase had a passion for creating and making. Chase pursued this passion in many directions from custom automotive work to hand-crafted cabinetry before discovering the unrestricted possibilities for creativity within the field of contemporary sculpture. After earning his Bachelors of Fine Art from Arizona State University, Chase obtained a Masters of Fine Art at the University of Arkansas. Chase's artwork incorporates a variety of materials and media to explore the strangeness of humanity's constructed environment. Chase has exhibited his work locally and nationally and is an active member of the artistic and maker communities in Northwest Arkansas.

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Acadia Kandora

Kandora headshot2Acadia Kandora is a printmaker, rock collector and nature enthusiast. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Printmaking at the University of Arkansas (expected grad. May 2021) and holds a BFA with concentrations in both Graphic Design & Sculpture from Shepherd University. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in cities such as Baltimore, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, and Korpo, Finland. Her work revolves around nature, landscape, and the intersection between the imaginary and the concrete.

Acadia joins the Amazeum team as a resident Maker/Artist in May, 2021, to introduce printmaking tools and techniques to anyone curious about printmaking. Sessions with Acadia are open to the public. Registration begins in April 2021. 

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Maximilliano Dominguez

portrait maxiMaximilliano Dominguez is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, educator and entrepreneur originally from Salta, Argentina. His passion for creation grew from a cut and sew project into silk screening, textiles and photography that manifested into handmade, curated fashion label – RAIZ. His intrigue with the creative process keeps him seeking to learn new methods of creating and aspire to spread awareness through different mediums. Maxi drew on his diverse experiences to found La Rosa Collective with a community centric vision for the future. He strives to inspire and uplift current and upcoming artists, makers and dreamers.

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