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Event: Mary Lin Elementary, Atlanta GA

Mary Lin Elementary in Atlanta, GA

During March, I made a visit to my niece’s kindergarten class at Mary Lin Elementary in Atlanta, Georgia. Lillian was super excited to introduce me to her teacher and friends. The kids loved Mommy? and making pop-ups with me. Thanks for a great visit, Ms. Zubrowski’s kindergarten class!

Artist Watch: Numen/For Use


Numen/For Use is a design collective made up of industrial designers Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljković that specialize in creating large interactive installations, that use household items like tape or string to create futuristic transparent tunnels that viewers can walk in.

Artist Watch: Nathan Sawaya

Nathan Sawaya painstakingly assembles large scale sculptures and portraits piece by piece with thousands of LEGO blocks. This New York based artist is currently on tour with his popular exhibition, THE ART OF BRICK.

Artist Watch: Hua Tunan

Hua Tunan combines traditional Chinese art forms with western graffiti styles to create powerful portraits of animals that are full of chaotic patterns and color. His splatter technique creates a sense of motion that makes the animals jump off the page.

Artist Watch: Patrick Acton

Patrick Acton

Patrick Acton, an artist from Iowa (actually, my birth state, too), makes the three little pigs look like amateurs!  A master of matchstick sculpture, he builds each model using nothing but needle nosed pliers and glue, patiently adding thousands of matchsticks one stick at a time.

Artist Watch: Julie VonDerVellen

I came across Julie VonDerVellen’s work last year.  It really is amazing what one can do with paper.  VonDerVellen creates garments out of handmade paper (which is made out of recycled cotton clothing).

She says that “garments evoke memories; memories evoke garments” and she’s right. Her pieces are intricately woven and painstakingly put together to re-create garments. The paper also has the story of the specific memory printed on it thus binding the memory and the garment together. Check out more of her work here.

Artist Watch: Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

I wish I could have gone to Australia to see this exhibition (and maybe even partake in it!).  Yayoi Kusama (born 1929) created in installation at the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia that was a couple of “domestic-syle rooms” like a living room and kitchen.  But everything was painted white.  And once the exhibition opened, the children who visited the museum were given colored dot stickers to decorate the rooms!  How amazing is that?  Here are a few photos from the ‘Obliteration Room’ installation.