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Art and Culture Center Seeks Gently Used LEGOs for Upcoming Nathan Sawaya Exhibition

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is seeking donations of gently used LEGO bricks for a hands-on activity area that will run concurrent with a summer 2010 return engagement by artist Nathan Sawaya, whose summer 2008 Art of the Brick exhibition at the Center broke all previous attendance records in the non-profit institution’s 30-year history. Sawaya, who recently presented TV personality Rachael Ray with a life-size sculpture of herself to be auctioned off for her charity, is an internationally known artist who has appeared on numerous TV programs, including Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, and more. His upcoming exhibition will be on display at the Center from June 4 through Aug. 15, 2010.

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.

During Sawaya’s last Center exhibition, the LEGO activity area proved to be very popular with children and adults alike who enjoyed creating sculptures using the colorful bricks and playing LEGO inspired computer games. Donations of gently used bricks for the upcoming activity area can be brought to the Center during the gallery’s hours, which are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, please call 954. 921. 3274 or visit ArtAndCultureCenter.org.

Click here for more information on 2008’s Art of the Brick Exhibition.

Click here for more information on Replay Nathan Sawaya’s summer 2010 exhibition.

Funding for the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is provided in part by its members; the City of Hollywood; the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency; 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 Arts Council, Funding Arts Broward, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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