Sunday, February 28, 2016

Creativity Space

Have you ever been to Columbus, Ohio?  I went there last week for the very first time.  The downtown area seems really nice, reminiscent of Milwaukee, although I admit that we drove through it rather quickly.  3 co-workers and I attended a conference that was held, much to my delight, in the Columbus Museum of Art. 

One of directors told us that she wanted to make the museum more relevant to the community, so she developed a new Creativity Space.  We were given a lunchtime tour and it was a lovely, inspiring space indeed.

Materials to build a nest
The nests that people have built

Materials to build objects for
the little people who live in the walls
Little room for the little people who live in the walls

An artist whose "thing" is to include
his hands in his photos

A display that allowed me to recreate the hand-art

Where have you seen a space devoted to creativity?  If you had the opportunity to develop a space within an art museum, what would it contain? 
LEGO versions of famous paintings

How cute are they?


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Something Cool

Recently I attended the One of a Kind Show in Chicago.  It’s a show featuring 600 artists selling handmade items.  Unfortunately, the facility was packed which made it nearly impossible to see the items in each booth.  I didn’t really enjoy the event, but I did see one booth that made me smile and gasp at the same time.

The booth contained canvases that were made up of paint chips.  The directions under each canvas stated to view the art through a cell phone.  And this is what it looked like ...

In real life, the artwork was amazing.  This picture doesn't do it justice.  To take small colored squares and turn them into recognizable faces is truly impressive.  Can you tell this is Frida Kahlo? 

Personally I love making art with paint chips.  Have you ever tried it?  You should!

- christina