Craft Unraveled | Mingei International Museum

Craft Unraveled invites you to observe the magic of making, ask questions about materials, process, and the meaning or use of the craft. Following the demo, join us for our monthly Art Break in the Museum's Theater.

Join artist Andrew Alcasid for a painting demo on the Museum's Gallery Level. Andrew is a Southern California based artist. Born in the Mira Mesa neighborhood of San Diego, Alcasid is primarily self-taught, although he has taken art classes at San Diego Mesa college. With a wide range of talents, his artistic inclinations have found him creating drawings, paintings, large-scale installations, and ceramics. Coming to the field in a non-traditional fashion, his early forays into the arts were spent creating art in the form of graffiti and street art. He furthered his academic art development through, graduating from the Museum Studies program at San Diego Mesa College.

"In a world of constant repetition and monotony, I crave the chaos of creation. I crave meaning in an otherwise meaningless space. In a perverse and masochistic way, I crave the commotion that shatters the silence of peace. When everyday is a cycle so simplistic that worth and perception is lost in self meditation, I crave the break in the chain that inspires the free flow of awareness. An empty space, a peaceful reprieve, a moment of complete and whole-hearted content; I crave the thoughts that splinter a filtered existence."


Charles Thunyakij

Please Note

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