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Kid Art Revewi #11   05.15.18

For this edition of "Kid Art Review" our guest reviewer is Evan who is a fan of the Beatles and a member of the Junior Model UN . Evan joined us after school last week and gave his review in the fanciest words he could think of.

Kid Art Review #11

(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?

(Evan) My favorite is Ward Shelley's Back Office in the Flats because it is creative, funny and had a lot of effort put into it. The labels on the boxes were really funny. My parents are always arguing about the Beatles and Elvis. My dad likes the Beatles, which I 100% agree, and my mom likes Elvis, because that's what she was raised on. So to see "Beatles > Elvis" was really, really funny.

The art wasn't what I expected, I wasn't expecting any of it to exist, I was expecting picture frames with small little paintings with fancy lines. Not what this is, so glad what it is, because this is so much better.

(SP) If this artwork were a movie what kind of movie would it be? A love story, science fiction, comedy, documentary, action, horror, etc.

(EV) It would be a comedy. It would be an action comedy, like the world is being taken over by robots in the future and this is the last library ever. Each one of the boxes contains all the stuff. Like a sci-fi comedy.

(SP) What do you think a caveman would think of this artwork?

(EV) He would be confused and grunt, because he couldn't read anything and because he would just see oddly shaped things stacked on top of each other. He wouldn't know anything; it would be kind of funny.

(SP) How would you explain this art to an alien?

(EV) I would choose simple words to explain it, and then Google fancy words for it. If they were more advanced than me a thousand fold I would need to use fancy words. I would try to find a fancy word for box, it's a word you use everyday, but I would use fancy snazzy words like "rectangular prism." I don't think aliens would find the boxes funny if they were literally advanced, like if they were more evolved than us, but if they were just technologically or intellectually advanced, I think they would find some of the boxes to be funny.


(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?

(EV) Creative, because there is just so much going on. Each one you could describe with 10 different words and that's what I call Creative, or miscellaneous chaos. Creativity is a self-evaluated trait of a non-living object, which is very hard to achieve. The definition of creativity is something can't break down through literality and statistic, and a lot of these pieces you just can't.


(SP) If there was one thing you could say to the artist what would that be?

(EV) This is so cool, you should make more like it. I thought the "Back Office in the Flats" was amazing and really cool. You can tell he was running out of ideas for labels and actually gets funnier. One of my favorites, I'm guessing it's one of the last boxes he did, that said "Ideas for labels." I thought that was really funny.


(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?

(EV) How long did it take for you to make "Back Office in the Flats." If he had daily things to deal with it looks like it would take several years.


(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show ?

(EV) I gave 4 and a half Trumans. My original plan was to give 6, but then I remember that this was supposed to be serious in a way and I'm trying to use the fanciest words I can conjure up. My secondary plan was to give 5, but then I remembered some of the other pieces I didn't completely understand, and I don't like being confused.

Author: Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager
Category: Kid Art Review

Kid Art Review #10   01.05.18

For this edition of "Kid Art Review" our guest reviewer is 9 1/2 year old Sean who loves the musical "Wicked" and drawing. Sean reviewed our current artist projects one afternoon before holiday break from school.

Kid Art Review #10

(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?

(Sean) I really liked Sonic Planetarium because it was a mix of art and science fiction, and she put this whole dome up. I like art that you can really experience. You actually got to walk inside it and learn about science and art. It was a beautiful piece. She realized how beautiful space is and it is important to teach the world about the wonders of the world.


(SP) If this artwork were a movie what kind of movie would it be? A love story, science fiction, comedy, documentary, action, horror, etc.

(SN) 7000 Marks would be a science fiction film because it is about real things; a dead diseased oak tree and immigration, about going around the world to different places. I would watch this movie about this journey that the tree went through. I chose science fiction because it is science and it is amazing. It's about real things that are happening.


(SP) What do you think a caveman would think of this artwork?

(SN) I think they would think GoGOES Radiotelescope was so fascinating, but they would be a little scared of this new object. They might pick it up {mimics a caveman grunting and picking up something to smash it} and they would be fascinated by this object they've never seen before. It's like when I saw a phone for the first time and I was like "what is this amazing thing?" They would try it out, but they would probably break it.


(SP) How would you explain this art to an alien?

(SN) That's kind of a hard. I think that since they are in space they would have an idea already of what the Sonic Planetarium is. If I had to explain it, I would say "you know there is a world outside your sky, and there are things in the sky you have probably seen, and it tells you about your land, your world, and your planets-you probably call it "Bee Doh," but we call it Mars. And it helps us learn about your world."{emphatically} Space!!!


(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?

(SN) "Creative." Because it really was creative. Who could think of making a dome? Who could think of turning a satellite into an artwork? Who could think of turning a thousand drawings into an animation? It's so creative. The minds that people have to explore the arts is just amazing.


(SP) If there was one thing you could say to the artist what would that be?

(SN) It's fascinating, because it really is. Because you walk into this dome and you hear these sounds from a world beyond us. It is fascinating walking into a room and learning about science, but at the same time you are experiencing a beautiful piece of artwork. I love how she made this piece out of everyday materials. I couldn't do that.


(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?

(SN) "How did you get the idea?" I think when most people think of art they think of painting and drawing, but sculpture is kind of the third wheel. So I think of how she thought to make the dome and how she had the patience to make it.


(SP) Out of 5 Trumans how many Trumans would you give this show?

(SN) Five, because, and I'm going to repeat all my words, it was fascinating, creative, and was all so cool. I'm walking through it and it was amazing. It wasn't what I expected. I thought it was going to be a hallway of never ending paintings like in Harry Potter. I give it five Trumans, because it is nothing you'd expect and it's beautiful. I think that the public would be fascinated by the story of satellites and pencils.

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Author: Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager
Category: Kid Art Review

Kid Art Review #9   06.16.17

For this edition of "Kid Art Review" our guest reviewer is 10 year old Jack, who loves video games, music, drawing, and Cryptozoology. Jack reviewed our current artist projects one afternoon.

(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?



(Jack) "The hair" because it's pastry and probably tastes good.



(SP) If you could eat this piece what would it taste like? Would it be spicy, tart, sweet, salty, bland, etc.?



(Ja) Well it's a pastry, so sweet, but it probably tastes moldy but that's not an option.



(SP) If this piece was a person you didn't know would you want to say "hi" to them or get to know them? Would they be friendly or shy?

(Ja) Shy, because that's what I would be, but also maybe they would be shy because I would eat them. Pastries will probably never turn into humans so I guess we will never know.



(SP) Does this piece remind you of anything you have seen before?

(Ja) A certain wig. It's in the White House, that's all I'll say.



Questions about the Exhibition in General

(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?

(Ja) Cool. Because it was fun and cool. I liked the snow, that's what they use in tv shows. I thought they used fake snow that you can buy in bags, the shredded foam with the glitter in it, I think it's foam at least.



(SP) Does this show make you want to do anything? Go ride a bike, take a nap, throw rocks, have a sandwich, draw, watch tv, play, etc.

(Ja) It makes me want to eat. Because there is a pastry. I also didn't have breakfast today because we were in a rush.



(SP) If there was one thing you would say to the artist what would that be?

(Ja) Just hi.



(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?

(Ja) How are you? Because that's a question and it goes with my statement.



(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show?



(Ja) Well at first I didn't want to go because my mom just signs me up for stuff, but I gave it a three and a half because three and a half, I don't know that's just my answer. Three and a half.



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Kid Art Review #9

Author: Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager
Category: Kid Art Review

Kid Art Review #8   03.22.16

For this edition of "Kid Art Reviews" our guest reviewer is 10 year old Lila, who loves snorkeling and science. Lila reviewed our current artist projects after school one day.



(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?



(Lila) Underneath Is Before because I thought it was really interesting and it made me learn new things. It was really cool with all the big blocks of salt, the "salt vault" (because you can feel the walls), and the triangle with the shale in it; really made you think of things. And my favorite part was the salt infuser.



(SP) If you could eat this piece what would it taste like? Would it be spicy, tart, sweet, salty, bland, etc.?



(Li) Salty, kind of like sea food because it's salt! And, it smells salty.



(SP) If you had to describe to an alien how salt tastes, how would you describe it?



(Li) At first it's like really strong and makes you go whoa (throws head back) and it like melts kind of, and then you start to go okay, it tastes good.

(SP) If this piece was a person you didn't know would you want to say "hi" to them or get to know them? Would they be friendly or shy?

(Li) I would probably want to get to know him or her and he/she would be shy. Because the salt mines were underground, under the lake, and when you're shy you're kind of under things always looking around and thinking about things. I thought there was kind of a connection. I think you have to try to get to know shy people, and when you get to know them they're really nice. I'm shy sometimes, but I'm not like really shy.



(SP) Does this piece remind you of anything you have seen before?

(Li) This piece reminds of going snorkeling. Because, when you go snorkeling and you see new things you go "ooooooh" (mimics snorkeling), and you really look at it. And I kind of felt that way with the salt, like I was looking into a different place where you can see different things.



Questions about the Exhibition in General

(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?

(Li) Learning. Because, when I was in the show, I was really thinking about it a lot and learning new things about things I didn't know before.



(SP) Does this show make you want to do anything? Go ride a bike, take a nap, throw rocks, have a sandwich, draw, watch tv, play, etc.

(Li) Go swimming in the ocean and cuddle up with a good book and drink hot chocolate. It makes me want to go swimming in the ocean because it reminded me of snorkeling. Theo's piece made me want to read and drink cocoa because all the colors in it made me sleepy, all the dark brown and black just makes me sleepy. I don't know why. The blue lights were pretty cool, like I could just stare at them for a long time.



(SP) If there was one thing you would say to the artist what would that be?

(Li) This was really interesting and your work made me use my imagination and think a lot.



(SP) What did it make you think about?

(Li) I was thinking about the pieces and what they reminded me about. I asked my mom and sister what they thought about it and comparing it to what I thought, which I thought was really interesting. It made me think about how people have different ideas about it.



(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?

(Li) Why did you choose to do a show about salt mines?



(SP) Why do you think they chose to do a show about salt mines?

(Li) I think they chose that because actually most people don't know much about that kind of stuff and so it's doing something unique about things that people don't really think about.



(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show?

(Li) Four. I gave four Trumans, I thought the show was really good but I thought it would have been better if there were drawings and sketches of how they started the piece, where they got their ideas not just the finished product.



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Kid Art Review #7

Author: Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager
Category: Kid Art Review

Kid Art Review #7   01.12.16

For this edition of "Kid Art Reviews" our guest reviewer is 11 year old Graham, a Star Wars aficionado and a self-described comedian. Graham reviewed our current projects during his winter break from school.

(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?



(Graham) My favorite is the selections from The Museum of Canine Eugenics , I liked the dogs. I've always really loved dogs and am a dog person, but when I saw this exhibit I was like "is that real dog fur?" and when they said it was I thought it was just a really cool idea. Mind blowing! (gestures mind exploding)



(SP) If you could eat this piece what would it taste like? Would it be spicy, tart, sweet, salty, bland, etc.?



(Gr) It would taste like dog and I would cough up a hairball. Because I would be eating fur and cat's eat fur and cough up hairballs, which is kind of their purpose in life.



(SP) If this piece was a person you didn't know would you want to say "hi" to them or get to know them? Would they be friendly or shy?

(Gr) I think they would be outgoing because it was kind of an interesting and comical exhibit, and I think of myself as a comical guy, so I think that's how I would think of it.



(SP) Does this piece remind you of anything you have seen before?

(Gr) Not at all.



Questions about the Exhibition in General

(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?

(Gr) Creative, it's because it had a bunch of interesting ideas that I would have never had thought of. That's all I can say...in a good way!



(SP)Does this show make you want to do anything? Go ride a bike, take a nap, throw rocks, have a sandwich, draw, watch tv, play, etc.

(Gr) It makes me want to do "Me" things; watch tv, play with my ipod, reading, the things I usually do, like sleeping. The diamond exhibit with the mac 'n cheese piece made me want to eat mac 'n cheese though.



(SP) If there was one thing you would say to the artist what would that be?

(Gr) You have a great imagination. They all had really good ideas for each exhibit.



(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?

(Gr) "Where did you get all the ideas?" Especially the exhibit with the guy wanting to travel to the other side of the world (The Great Antipode Expedition of 2014-15) and then all the emails saying "that would cost one billion dollars, or, my favorite one, the guy just responded "no."




(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show?

(Gr) Five. I would actually give it six. I was going to try to draw a sixth Truman, but I didn't. I would recommend this to my friends if they even knew what this place was. But I would tell them it's really funny art ideas and creative. And if they have a sense of humor they would enjoy it.



(SP) Do you have anything else you'd like to add?

(Gr) No, but "hello internet fame!" (chuckles)



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