Ever engage in with LEGO bricks as a kid?
I did and thought I was fairly inventive with them. I experienced a blast generating everything from animals, to bridges, to cars and trucks, airplanes, rockets, robots and more.
This is way much more than that.
This is getting one thing so easy and turning it into a little something really incredible and inspiring.
Feel of it as, there are bazillions (or a lot more, likely, I do not know) of atoms floating all over at all occasions — but to actually break up one particular? That is unusual.
Which is quite a lot what Sean Kenney has performed with LEGO bricks in his newest exhibition “Nature POP!”
Opening on Saturday at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach, this exhibition will function much more than 40 of Kenney’s incredible sculptures built from a lot more than 800,000 LEGO parts.
The sculptures, which explore the beauty of character by remarkably-stylized, vibrant shows, will stand in placing distinction with their environment.
Produced by Think about Exhibitions, “Character POP!” blends art, science, and innovation in the display screen of the artist’s newest, hardly ever-right before-noticed sculptures.
By way of his use of vibrant colours and bold design, Kenney is pushing the boundaries of the medium in his hottest exhibition.
Motivated by the pop artwork motion, his get the job done on “Nature POP!” plays on that movement’s concepts by blurring the boundaries in between austere and the every day, and draws from a perception that every thing is interconnected.
These intricate sculptures will invite visitors to take into consideration the interactions that exist in mother nature from the sensitive balances of predator and prey, to the commonalities concerning species as they treatment for and nurture their young and even the influence human beings have on the purely natural globe.
Most importantly, the exhibition enables readers to appreciate equally mother nature and the sculptures as some thing gorgeous, and to hopefully inspire them to go household and build anything great by themselves.
Presenting a playful spin on classic sculptural art, Nature POP! is an available experience for all ages.
“We are pretty enthusiastic to welcome Sean Kenney back to the Back garden to debut his new exhibition in Florida,” said Rochelle Wolberg, curator-director for Mounts Botanical Garden. “’Nature POP!’ is the excellent way to start the new year and is certain to thrill readers of all ages. It highlights our Season of Awe and Ponder.”
Kenney’s exhibition “Nature Connects” was on display from November 2015 to February 2016 at the garden and highlighted 14 greater-than-everyday living-sized sculptures.
Even though he would not be on hand when “Mother nature POP!” opens Saturday, he will be halting by the back garden on March 2.
Viewed as just one of the primary industry experts in his medium and a founding member several programs that aid this emerging artwork type, Kenney has been an official husband or wife with The LEGO team and will work just about every day at his studio in Brooklyn. In addition to building astounding functions, he has also authored nine kid’s textbooks. For data, take a look at www.seankenney.com
Guide sponsor for Nature POP! Is the Hanley Basis. Pick sculptures and murals are sponsored by Renée Rotta, Lewis Pollack and Iggy, and by an anonymous donor.
“We are so delighted to sponsor this remarkable exhibit,” said Jan Cairnes, CEO for Hanley Basis. “We hope households will occur with each other to enjoy this amazing opportunity to connect with mother nature and hook up as a spouse and children. Family members time is time nicely invested.”
What: “Mother nature POP!” by LEGO artist Sean Kenney
Where: Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military services Path, West Palm Seashore
When: Opens Saturday and runs by May 1 with viewing occasions 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday via Sunday.
Cost: Mounts associates free adults $15 seniors (65 and older), college or university pupils and navy $12 ages 6 to 17 $7 little ones five and beneath free.
Norton’s Mexican experience includes chamber new music concert
In celebration of the exhibition of Mexican contemporary art at this time on watch, violinist Junko Ohtsu returns to the Norton to carry out with cellist Evelyn Elsing and pianist Colette Valentine.
The system will aspect the wonderful, but hardly ever executed, audio of Mexican composers Carlos Chávez and Manuel Maria Ponce.
These composers were being contemporaries of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Chavez even lived with painter Rufino Tamayo in New York City for a time.
Like their contemporaries, each composers championed Mexican folks traditions while exploring classical and modern variations in their audio, as effectively.
What: Chamber New music
In which: The Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach front
When: 6 p.m. Monday
Price tag: members $10, nonmembers $15