For Immediate Release:
September 30, 2013
Nancy Colvin, 614.629.0303
The Columbus Museum of Art Presents
Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO®
(Columbus, OH) – The holiday season brings the second annual celebration of the creative potential of LEGO® brand building blocks at the Columbus Museum of Art. Organized by CMA’s Center for Creativity, Think Outside the Brick will be on view November 8, 2013 – February 16, 2014. The exhibition features local, national, and international artists whose innovative works expand the possibilities of the beloved building block toy.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is a large-scale sculpture by Sean Kenney titled Bicycle Triumphs Traffic. "One morning as I was riding my bike from my home in Midtown Manhattan to my LEGO studio, I noticed that all the cars on the road were completely clogged in traffic... In both directions, as far as I could see, traffic was just slogging along, and as I quietly, smoothly zipped past everyone in the bike lane, I realized, "I love riding my bike, because it doesn't get stuck in traffic!" And I immediately had the vision for this sculpture: A life-size bicycle, towering over a clogged up crazy traffic jam built by kids,” said Kenney.
Other artists featured in the exhibition include Mike Doyle from New Jersey, Cole Blaq from Germany, Jason Freeney from Los Angeles., Tim Goddard from England, and Paul Janssen from Columbus. The exhibition will also feature LEGO animations by Annette Jung from Germany and Mark Weaver from New York.
Imagine The Possibilities
What can you make with an assortment of all-white LEGO® bricks? Build your creation and share it with others on the walls of the Center for Creativity.
Saturday, November 9, 1:00-4:00 pm
Bring your friends and family for an afternoon of repairing damaged buildings in the city using LEGO® bricks. Artist Jan Vormann says he developed the Dispatchwork concept as a way “to seal fissures in broken walls worldwide,” and to add color to the city. The artist has invited anyone in any place to participate in the project.
CMA’s entrance has been moved to accommodate the construction of the Museum’s new wing. Visitors will now enter the building through the doors located in the West Garden, just off of 9th Street. The Museum parking lot located off of Gay Street is open and parking is free for CMA guests.
The Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Charlotte R. Haller, Lewis K. Osborne, and Robert B. Hurst funds of The Columbus Foundation provide ongoing support. CMA and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and until 8:30 pm every Thursday. The Palette Express is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Museum admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors and students 6 and older; and free for members, children 5 and younger. Admission is free for all on Sundays. CMA Free Sundays presented by Arts Alive is made possible through a grant from PNC Foundation. For additional information, call 614.221.4848 or visit www.columbusmuseum.org.
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