Exhibit celebrating everyday inspiration coming to NAU Art Museum

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Most people wouldn’t give a pile of office supplies a second look. But Kathryn Martin is counting on exactly that.

A homage to everyday inspirations is the basis for her NAU Art Museum exhibit “rock, paper, binder clips: kathryn martin assembles.”

Martin, a three-dimensional artist living and working in Milwaukee, draws on iconic imagery from classic American rock music and other pop-cultural phenomena, expressing her affiliations and memories through assemblages of materials. With a focus on observing everyday, often overlooked objects, the artist concentrates on making decisions that are carefully calculated to take advantage of the materials.

“Kathryn’s work is both ambitious in scale and very personal in its references, whether in terms of her history or that of the larger culture from which she draws her inspirations,” said George Speer, director of the NAU Art Museum.

The exhibit is on display March 28 through May 6. To kick off the exhibit, a public reception and thirty-minute presentation by the artist will be held from 4-5 p.m. on March 28 at the museum. Complimentary parking is available in lots P3 (behind Gammage), P8 (north of the College of Education on Knoles Drive) and P4 (ADA stalls near Ashurst—must have hangtag). No permits are necessary when parking in these designated lots during the museum event.

The NAU Art Museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is located at 620 S. Knoles Drive on NAU’s Flagstaff campus. For additional information, call the museum at (928) 523-3471.