LEGO® artist Sean Kenney has signed a deal with Imagine Exhibitions to bring his numerous LEGO pieces to a global audience. Both Art with LEGO Bricks and Nature POP!, have been wowing visitors in the US and over the next 10 years, those LEGO exhibits and future shows, will be brought to a wider audience in the US and beyond. Learn more below.
Indoor & Outdoor Exhibitions Featuring the Artist’s Sculptures Built With LEGO® Bricks Now Available to Venues Worldwide
ATLANTA, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., a global pioneer in traveling entertainment, today announced a 10-year exclusive contract with artist Sean Kenney to promote indoor and outdoor versions of Kenney’s sensational, sculpture-driven exhibitions made with thousands of LEGO pieces to venues around the world.
Kenney is currently working with Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. on two traveling exhibitions: “Art with LEGO® Bricks,” an indoor traveling exhibition, and “Nature POP!,” an outdoor traveling exhibition for zoos, gardens, parks and museums. Both exhibitions feature dozens of sculptures hand made by Kenney and his team using LEGO bricks.
“Art with LEGO® Bricks” and its supporting materials offer STEAM and natural history content related to art, innovation, science, nature and more. The exhibition inspires visitors of all ages to create, innovate, and think about the interconnectedness of our natural world. Further, the exhibition seeks to raise awareness about biodiversity and endangered species in both the animal and plant worlds.
“Nature POP!” utilizes the bright, saturated color palette of LEGO bricks to create highly stylized, colorful silhouettes of natural forms that “POP” out of their surroundings. Just as LEGO pieces interconnect, everything in nature is interconnected in a delicate balance. Insects, plants, and animals have important relationships with one another. “Nature POP!” brings these relationships to life through sculpture, allowing visitors to appreciate the artistry of Kenney’s work in conjunction with the the beauty of the surrounding natural world.
Creating art using LEGO pieces is no easy task for Sean Kenney and his team. A single sculpture takes approximately 200 hours to design and construct. A full exhibition takes between 5,000 and 7,000 hours to complete.
“We’re looking forward to working more closely with Sean to help spread his creative vision around the world,” said Tom Zaller, CEO of Imagine Exhibitions. “We’re especially excited to have indoor and outdoor versions of the exhibitions to offer to host venues across the globe.”
Kenney says he is also looking forward to working with Imagine Exhibitions; “The agreement with Imagine Exhibitions allows me to focus on creating new shows that will inspire people of all ages,” said Kenney. “I know my work is in great hands with Tom and his team. Together we’ll educate, entertain and enlighten millions of people around the world.”
Additional details about the Sean Kenney exhibitions will be revealed at the ASTC Annual Conference starting on September 29 in Hartford, CT.
About Imagine Exhibitions
Imagine Exhibitions is currently producing over 35 unique exhibitions in museums, science centers, aquariums, integrated resorts, and non-traditional venues worldwide. In addition to developing successful traveling exhibitions, Imagine Exhibitions designs, opens, and operates permanent installations and venues, and consults on building, expanding, and directing museums and attractions. With over 25 years of diverse experience in the museum and entertainment industries, Imagine Exhibitions consistently develops exhibitions that educate and excite while exceeding attendance goals. For more information visit www.ImagineExhibitions.com
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About Sean Kenney
Sean Kenney is a renowned, award-winning artist and “professional kid” who, for 15 years, has been using LEGO pieces to design and create contemporary sculpture for high-profile clients, major corporations, and venues around the globe. He has authored 9 inspirational children’s books, and his award-winning exhibits have been breaking attendance records around the world since 2012. Sean and his work have been prominently featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, PBS Arts, BBC Arts, NHK Japan, HGTV, and countless more. He lives with his wife and two young children in Brooklyn, New York