Anchorage Museum's new children's gallery exhibition takes an extraordinary look at ordinary objects
June 04, 2007
Out of the Ordinary
2007-2008 Children's Gallery Exhibition
On view June 17, 2007 through May 11, 2008
The Anchorage Museum's new Children's Gallery exhibition, Out of the Ordinary, an exhibition of art made from everyday objects, opens Sunday, June 17, with a reception on the museum's A Street patio from 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibition features the work of John Kirchner, a contemporary artist living and working near Washington, D.C. Kirchner has exhibited his work nationally, creating sculptures and installations primarily from the materials of everyday life.
Festivities include music by Army Kirschbaum and the Music Makers, refreshments, hands on art projects and activities within the exhibit. Balloon artist Anna Marie Olson will create balloon art for every child that comes to the opening and contact juggler Matt Olson will do magic tricks and juggle a variety of ordinary objects throughout the afternoon. Children and adults will enjoy an engaging discussion centered around the use of ordinary objects such as bread, shirts, brooms, plates, money and cages that have been created into works of art.
Out of the Ordinary will exhibit family-friendly sculptures and installations based on everyday objects-things Kirchner says that pass through our hands without us ever regarding them as possible art materials. Visitors to the gallery will find objects such as bread, clothing, food, books, brooms, eyeglasses, newspapers, dollar bills and place settings--but not like they've seen them before. Art-making and exploring activities for children will be built into the exhibition for a fully interactive experience.
For more information call 343-6185.