April 6, 2012

Our first Art Imitates Art opened on April 6th, 2012. This show originated as an art challenge for our member artists. This show was inspired by a New York artist who illustrated a book titled, “The Monster Engine Project.” In his book he had drawings from children and created artwork using the children’s images transforming the monster drawing into three dimensional beings.

For our challenge, I rallied up all of the kiddos I could find age 10 or younger to draw me a creature. I then assigned them to our Foundry member artists to recreate using the same guideline. The pieces we got back were amazing. The exhibit Art Imitates Art opened on First Friday, April 6th, 2012 at The Foundry gallery.

The children were encouraged to visit the exhibit. 23 pieces of art were sold that night. Art Imitates Art II will open on March 1st, 2012.

Picture: Christina Sweet (artist) and Jennie Laney and Jennifer Fry (parents of child artists)

http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/entertainment/community/x1322082333/Getting-art-into-the-picture-at-First-Friday

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