Visual Arts

The Art of Nathan Sawaya featuring IN PIECES

Sat., June 7 – Sun., Aug. 17, 2014

Opening Reception Photo Gallery

Internationally renowned artist Nathan Sawaya returns this summer with all new sculptures and mixed-media works that continue to change the way we look at LEGO® bricks.

This exhibition builds upon Sawaya’s previous body of work with ground-breaking LEGO sculptures that are integrated into large-scale photographs by award-winning Australian photographer Dean West. This is the first exhibition in Florida of Sawaya’s collaboration with West, In Pieces.
 

“What’s remarkable about the show… is that it appeals equally, but on different levels, to kids and adults.” – TimeOut New York Kids

In 2013, Sawaya’s incredible creations were seen by tens of thousands of people in Singapore, Shanghai, Tel Aviv, Brussels, and at Discovery Times Square in New York City.

The New York Times wrote, “It is difficult to walk through this exhibition and not smile in amazement. … Mr. Sawaya’s playfulness is contagious.” 

TimeOut New York Kids declared, “What’s remarkable about the show … is that it appeals equally, but on different levels, to kids and adults.”

Interactive Art Area

A room adjacent to the exhibition allows visitors to explore and make their own LEGO creations.

Florida BRICK Creation Challenge

Residents enter their own LEGO sculptures in this fun state-wide contest and exhibition. Pieces are displayed in the Center’s galleries during the last two weeks of the exhibition, and prizes will be awarded during a celebration at the close of the exhibition, Sunday, August 10. See Florida BRICK Creation Challenge for more information and to enter!

Gallery Hours: Mon.–Fri., 10 am–5 pm; Sat.–Sun., noon–5 pm.
Admission is $10 for adults; $6 for students, seniors and children ages 4 to 17; and free to Center members as well as children age 3 or younger with an adult.
Free admission day will be available on Sunday, August 17, 2014, and the 3rd Sunday of the month during our 2014/2015 exhibition season (check exhibition dates)

Video

“Nathan Sawaya, Brick Artist” by The Hundreds

“Meet Nathan Sawaya, LEGO Brick Artist and Master Model Builder” by Tested

Check out Sawaya’s presentation at Ted Talks:

Artist Talk/Opening Event

Saturday, June 7
Talk: 11 am
Seating first come, first served
Doors open at 10 am; close at 5 pm

More info about this event on Facebook

Nathan Sawaya will give an artist talk to open the exhibition. (Attendence limited – first come, first served.) The artist will be available for the rest of the day to autograph books and answer questions.

The Art of Nathan Sawaya featuring IN PIECES is supported in part by a Cultural Tourism Program grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau; The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa; and The Miami Herald.

Funding Acknowledgements

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

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; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.