Misaki Kawai: Love From Mt. Pom Pom

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March 14, 2012 through June 10, 2012

March 14 through June 10. 12-5pm Monday and Wednesday; 12-6pm Thursday-Friday; 10am-5pm Saturday-Sunday.

Children's Museum of the Arts

SoHo

All Ages

Museum admission: $10; free for seniors and infants

Event description: An exhibit of new work by renowned Japanese artist Misaki Kawai, the first solo presentation of Kawai's work in the U.S. since 2007.

Utilizing painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, artist books and zines, animation, and video, Kawai's work transforms CMA's 2,000-square-foot gallery into an imaginary world of giant fuzzy animals and other colorful characters.

Known for her whimsical style and colorful depictions, Kawai's past installations have included an earth-themed amusement park in outer space, a towering treehouse for glam rockers, a beach party with surfers riding a gigantic wave, and a fleet of airplanes carrying rock bands from the 1960s.

As a CMA artist-in-residence, Kawai will welcome young artists enrolled in CMA classes to take studio tours, participate in master classes, and observe her at work. The exhibition will encourage both adults and young artists to make art by emphasizing that the ability to trust one's instincts is the most important trait for artists to possess, not technical skill. This philosophy stems from Kawai's own approach to art making, which is connected to the concept of "heta-uma," a Japanese manga style that is considered "na�ve" or "amateurish" but produces a successful result through the artist's intuitive powers of expression.

Address: 103 Charlton St.
SoHo, NY 10014
Phone: 212-274-0986
Website: cmany.org

About Children's Museum of the Arts

Standard hours: Monday, 12-5pm; Thursday-Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: No
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes

The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to introduce children and their families to the transformative power of the arts by providing opportunities to make art side-by-side with working artists.

Children’s Museum of the Arts is a nonprofit arts facility that brings hands-on art programming to children throughout New York City. The staff of practicing teaching artists guide and mentor young artists ages 10 months to 15 years through fun and advanced art projects, ranging in a variety of techniques and mediums.

 


Parking: Street Parking
Nearest public transportation stop: Houston St, 1; Spring Street, A, C
Play area: Indoor
Party room: Yes

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