Friday, February 4, 2011

Fairy Tale Airigami

If you live anywhere near Rochester, New York, there is a fun exhibit opening tonight. From Balloon art takes a fairy tale twist:

Balloon artist Larry Moss and his design partner, Kelly Cheatle, are making final touches today on their The Fine Art of Airigami exhibit at the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 N. Goodman St. The sculptures are all inspired by fairy tales and nursery rhymes. The exhibit’s opening reception, from 5 to 8 p.m., is part of First Friday Rochester, a monthly citywide gallery hop.

For the rest of us, we can see 10 images at the Airigami website. I've shared a few here. What fun this is and I haven't seen anything quite like it before. From the website:

Once Upon a Time, created by Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle, features all new work inspired by childhood memory, with fantasy “snapshots” from classic children’s stories, fairy tales and nursery rhymes. The flatwork – which is a combination of balloon sculpture, photography and illustration – will surround a live balloon sculpture installation. The show’s title also plays on the temporary nature of their medium.

This final image is from the article linked above and shows what appears to be a shoe (perhaps from There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Show) under construction. Wish I could go see this one in person. The Frist Center needs to get this one here in Nashville or some other gallery.

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