We were back painting like Pollock at the Hester Street Fair!
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We at CCA are crazy about Claes Oldenburg, so we were particularly excited to hear about MoMA’s exhibition, Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store.
Oldenburg is known for his depictions of everyday objects, often as sculptures. This exhibition looks at the beginning of his career, when he began to create the food sculptures he is so well-known for today. The Street is comprised of objects made from cardboard, burlap, and newspaper. The Store is made up of brightly painted sculptures and reliefs.
The exhibition, which runs through August 5th, is an excellent opportunity for children to imagine everyday objects in a new light. How would you build your own food sculpture? Would the hamburger be blue or green? What would you use?
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Staying in the city for the summer?
Head up to The New York Botanical Garden to check out Philip Haas’ massive composite portrait busts, Four Seasons, inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s 16th century painting series of the same name. The contemporary artist and filmmaker has taken the Renaissance master’s famous 2-D paintings and re-imagined them as 15 foot 3-D sculptures of painted fiberglass.
You and your kids will love these fanciful, larger-than-life creations. Our Art Adventures kids sure do! The sculptures represent Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Can you guess which is which?
Take a peek at The New York Botanical Garden website for a video of the installation of these sculptures (they had to be assembled on-site.) The exhibition is open in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard until October 27th.
Philip Haas is an American artist and filmmaker who has exhibited at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Gardens of Versaille, and Piazza del Duomo in Milan among others.
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593) was very famous in his own life time as a court painter for the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. The composite concept of his Four Seasons paintings, laid the foundation for his success and is what he is most remembered for today. He painted several versions of Four Seasons over several years.
We’re excited to be back at the LIC Flea & Food this Sunday, July 14th:
Bring your kids, shop and EAT + create ART with CCA!
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Explore artists from NYC’s Museums!
LIC Flea & Food is an outdoor market open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Over 65 vendors per day include food, fashion, antiques, furniture, vintage items, jewelry and more. Plus music and kids attractions. Located at 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101.
Visit www.licflea.com for more details.
Check out photos of our last time at the Flea where we made Pollock drip prints:
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Check out the big smailes from all of the fun we had!