Monday, November 15, 2010

Took my kids to an art exhibit, gave them markers and . . . . .

So . . . I took my kids to an art exhibit, put markers in their hands and then told them to draw on the exhibit pieces.


But don't worry. That's what we were supposed to do. :0D Did I have you worried? Remember Critter's creator, Ian Sands? He has an interactive art exhibit up at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in downtown Apex, NC. It's brilliant. The kids didn't want to leave. Ian has found a way to involve the art patrons in a new way. It's fun-tab-ulous.


Just in case you can't read the sign, it says, "This exhibit contains many interactive pieces. Loosen up and enjoy yourself."









Speaking of Critter, You need to pop on over to Angela's blog. She has more great photo's of Critter in Canada. Now, here's an interesting tid-bit of info. In the picture below, Angela took Critter to see Robert Bateman (not Batman) a world-famous artist. As it turns out, Robert Bateman was a huge influence on Ian Sands in his high school years. Ian told me that some of the sketches that he used to get into art school were his Batemen-influenced sketchtes. Neat how things come around, huh? It makes you think that maybe there is some sort of order to this cRaZy world, huh? Not only did Critter get his picture taken w/ Mr. Bateman but he also signed him as an honorary Critter host. ~squeal!~



But seriously, you need to go to Angela's blog to read the whole story. You can either click on the picture or click here to beam yourself over to her blogship.

12 comments:

anna said...

What a fabulous exhibition for taking children to. I love the whole concept too - it would look quite different each time you visited!

C.R. Evers said...

HI Anna! It is great. I think I'm going to have to take the kids back!

Stephen Tremp said...

This is very cool. My kids would love this. Although they have practiced often on our walls with markers.

C.R. Evers said...

Hi Stephen! Yes, this is a great outlet for kids (and adults) to let go and do what they REALLY want to do. :0D

beth said...

I totally thought that said "Batman" at first :)

Angela Ackerman said...

This is such a brilliant idea. Kids are always told to look and not touch when it comes to art. I love that here, the exact opposite is being encouraged. :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Kelly said...

Oh, wow! That exhibit looks amazing!!! And also very cool that Bateman was one of Ian's influences and Critter met Bateman.

C.R. Evers said...

Hi Beth! Batman would be a cool last name, wouldn't it? :0D

Angela, yep, that's what I love about Ian's work. I love that he makes art fun and active.

Hi Kelly, I know, that's soooo cool, isn't it?

Ian Sands said...

I don't get it. Why does he let people write on his art? That just doesn't make any sense at all!

C.R. Evers said...

Personally, I think this Sands guy is a few colors short of a paint set, if ya know what I"m sayin'. But the kids like him and I need something to blog about so . . . .

Bradmouth said...

That art=mad cool.

You're super mom!

C.R. Evers said...

Hi Brad! Super mom! I like the sound of that. I need to get a cape.