"Artists at Play" opens Sept. 19
September 02, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 2, 2009
Contact: Sarah Henning, 929-9231 (w), 250-3352 (c) email@example.com
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Exhibit features new work by noteworthy
On view Sept. 19 through Dec. 31
Like children at play, artists love to explore and imagine. The new exhibition “Artists at Play,” on view Sept. 19 through Dec. 31 at the
The public is invited to an opening event 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 celebrating “Artists at Play” and its companion exhibit “Science in Toyland.” Festivities include music by Fiddle De Dee, balloon art, face painting and art activities.
“Artists at Play” illuminates the connection between the imagination and art. Highlights include Wanda Seamster collages and sculptural assemblages from toys such as checkers, paper dolls, Cracker Jack prizes and ping pong balls. Sonya Kelliher-Combs employs Playmobil plastic figurines to send a creative message about global warming, while Don Decker elicits wonder with a giant tower of toy blocks.
Curated by Julie Decker and designed by Don Mohr, the exhibition also features hands-on activities for children. Youngsters can make crafts, build with blocks, and leaf through books in a reading area upholstered with plush toy fabric.
Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday. General admission is $8, $7 seniors/students/military, free for ages 17 and younger. Coming in spring 2010: The Imaginarium Discovery Center and the