Visual Arts

Nathan Sawaya: The Art of the Brick

June 7-Aug. 10
Opening Reception: June 6; 6-9 pm

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The Art of the Brick museum show is currently touring the U.S. It is the first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the use of the popular LEGO® building block as an art medium and artist Nathan Sawaya takes it to new heights.

This 33-year-old New York artist is exhibiting more than thirty works created solely from standard LEGO bricks over the period 2002 – 2007 with several new ones created specifically for this exhibit. Nearly one million colorful LEGO pieces transformed into whimsical and awe-inspiring images are on display.

Sawaya’s ability to transform this common toy into something meaningful, his devotion to spatial perfection and the way he conceptualizes action, enables him to elevate what almost every child has played with into the status of art.

“These works are very personal to me, since they reflect my growth as an artist as I strove to discover my creative identity,” said Sawaya. “The museum exhibit is accessible because it engages the child in all of us while simultaneously illuminating sophisticated and complex concepts.”

Group tours available: Click here for more details and reservation form.

BRICK Creation Challenge

All South Florida residents ages 6 and older are invited to use their own LEGO® pieces to create and compete in this exciting community-based exhibition. Pieces will be displayed in the Center’s gallery. Click here for more information.

Creation Challenge exhibition runs: August 8 – 10, 2008
Awards presentation/reception: Sun., August, 10, 1 pm.

Bank Atlantic

This exhibition was made possible in part by the Bank Atlantic Foundation. The 07/08 visual arts season is sponsored by Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding Logos: State of Florida, Broward County, City of Hollywood

Gallery exhibitions and artist talks are funded in part by Michael and Lou Anne Colodny, and Marianne Ferro. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the Kresge Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.