Thor Myhre has been sculpting with recycled materials and found objects for 17 years. His art is featured in many sculpture parks, permanent collections, and galleries across the country. He received a 2009 Mayor’s Arts Award and Juror’s Choice Award at Big Rock Garden Sculpture Park. His art is the featured subject in the documentary, “Rusty Flowers.” To view Thor Myhre`s art, please visit www.thormyhre.com.
Thor Myhre has been teaching art in different capacities for over 12 years. He has taught classes at an alternative high school as well as countless classes taught at summer camps, art schools, festivals, museums, galleries, and colleges. He has worked with preschool-age children to senior citizens, as well as with individuals with special needs.
Thor believes everyone (especially children) has a creative spirit. He likes to encourage and inspire his students as a means of motivating them. Thor thinks it is important for everyone to be given an opportunity to have a creative outlet.
Junk Has Soul– sculpting with the found object. Inspired by a truckload of recycled materials, students will use common hand tools to create unique works of art. They will learn innovative ways of integrating and attaching formerly unrelated items, making new discoveries about themselves and the world around them. Students will learn about great resources for future projects and walk away with a new found sense of the beauty in everyday junk.
The Flag Project -How would you symbolize yourself with a flag? Made with colorful recycled materials, the flags are temporarily displayed in unison to cultivate a beautiful composition (like a giant patchwork quilt)