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Under the Sea at Kidspace!


UNDER THE SEA
, the newest exhibit in Kidspace at MASS MoCA, opens this Saturday, October 1! There will be a special opening party this Saturday from 11-4pm, featuring demonstrations from the artists.  Visitors can learn how to create intricate pipe-cleaner weavings, cardboard fish, and even a surfboard!

The artists providing our under-water world are hard at work transforming Kidspace into the ocean.  We checked in on the progress and couldn’t believe our eyes…

Using cardboard, sculptor James Grashow created a rainbow of fish swimming through Kidspace with their mermaid friend (Under the Corrugated Sea).

The leader of the fish pack.  Who else is floating around?

Guess what Johnston Foster‘s sharks are made of? ¬†Debris from dumpsters and the side of the road–impressive! (Part of the Life Psychotic series)


Remember, “fish are friends, not food”… (humans, too!)

Recycled art expert Aurora Robson created this tar ball out of discarded PET bottles (Belch).  She installed her pieces 9 months pregnant and her baby is due this weekend! (just in time to enjoy UNDER THE SEA :D)

To create this piece, Aurora ¬†ONLY used¬†plastic marine debris that the¬†Hawaii Wildlife Fund collected during a coastal clean up–no paint, glue, or tape. ¬† Though it was all found in Hawaii, the trash has evidence of being from all over the world, putting human littering habits into perspective (Kamilo).

In addition to these under-water wonders, UNDER THE SEA will feature:

-A coral reef and oil spill made out of pipe-cleaners

-Seaweed sculptures of spoons and slippers

-Photographs of clownfish (Nemo!) and damselfish

Activities at Kidspace will include using materials like pipe cleaners to craft your own fish friends.

Kidspace recognizes that everyone is a kid at heart; all adults and kids are welcome! And it’s free!

Posted September 28, 2011 by MASS MoCA
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2 Comments on “Under the Sea at Kidspace!”

  1. Nippertown! Says:

    [...] unless they’ve got little ones in tow. That’s a big mistake, as you can see from the photo array of the new Kidspace exhibit, “Under the Sea,” at this blog. And there’s an opening reception for “Under the Sea” at MASS [...]

  2. Dana Says:

    Awesome exhibit! We loved it.

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