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Artist: Dennis McNett

Teaching Artist: Patricia A. Barrera

Assistant: James Dunn

Site: Centro Nueva Creacion/ Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby


About the Project

On the third floor of the Asian Arts Initiative’s headquarters on Vine street, New York based artist Dennis McNett and our art education students have been hard at work building a Viking ship.

This is McNett’s second Viking ship build in the city and his first project with Mural Arts. When he visited the class we made papier-mâché helmets and shields.

McNett enjoys working with kids. “There’s no filter on their thinking yet.” He explained. “No one’s told them that those colors don’t go together or you can’t cross those two animals together.”

When done, McNett will brought the class into his mythical Wolfbat tribe. The finished ship was  displayed at the Mural Arts Education Annual Exhibition at the Crane Arts building and was part of 2016 Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby.

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