Beth just checked out The Art of Brick (Lego Art) What a great exhibit to take the kids to. Hers’s what she has to say:
I’ve always loved Legos for the creativity they inspire, so I was particularly thrilled to see an actual art exhibit using Legos as the medium.
Nathan Sawaya’s “The Art of the Brick” at the Forest Lawn Glendale Museum only fills one small room, but the creations are a delight. Several are reminiscent of Rodin’s sculptures. A figure called “Hands” is a large Lego man who has only a pile of plastic bricks where his unformed extremities should be. A few, such as a replica of Mount Rushmore, seem like things one might see at Legoland. And perhaps my favorite part of the show was Sawaya’s use of Legos like tiles to create mosaic wall art.
The Museum is located high in the hills of the cemetery and offers great views from the parking lot. Getting there, however, requires driving through rolling hills dotted with graves. My six-year-old son and his friend were already familiar with the concept and delighted in picking out the fanciest statuary and guessing what kind of famous person was buried there. (Several famous people were.) But it might require a little discussion for children who are less familiar with death rituals.
For more on Sawaya’s art: click here.
The exhibit, The Art of Brick is open Tuesday through Sunday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Admission and parking are free. Now through July 21.
This year I have been given the incredible opportunity to travel with the family to many European destinations. This of course means a greatly expanded Family Getaway section for LACityMom.com. Here’s a link to my first LACityMom Euro post, which I wrote for folks at Have Family Will Travel – the Four Seasons Hotel Luxury Family Travel Blog. Coming from LA, Europe seems like another world entirely, and I plan to share with you at least through snippets, what the kids and I have been so blessed to discover.
“I feel like we’re living in a museum.” That was how my Los Angelino daughter, 10, described walking into Old Town Square in Prague for the first time a few weeks ago…” CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
There is nothing cuter than little children dressed in costumes. The thrill they feel trick or treating, pressing doorbells, and receiving CANDY to stash in their little pumpkin bags is so delicious to watch. The problem is, we seem to collect more and more candy every year. We still have loads of candy at our house. This morning already started with candy eating and negotiating. If I dole it out even piece by piece I am looking at several months of sugar induced fits, and probable tooth decay. So here’s my plan. I told the kids they may have a piece of candy every day until next week, and then I’ll trade them candy for a trip to the toy store. They can chose one toy in exchange for their candy. I also told them that if they are missing their candy too much in the weeks to come we can take a trip over to John Kelly’s Chocolate Store, and they can chose a few chocolates to take home. (All of John Kelly’s chocolates are made from the finest ingredients.) Am I a mean mother? Possibly, but all this candy makes my kids crazy! They fight over it with each other, and with me, which makes me crazy. I do remember the glory of the shiny colored Halloween loot, trading and comparing it for hours on end with my own sister when I was young, but I also might add that I have a mouth full of silver fillings. So that’s my tip – bribe your kids with a toy. I may not make mother of the year for spewing that advice, but it will surely save me some heated battles and less trips to the dentist before next Halloween.