Illinois is home to classic toys such as Radio Flyer, Lincoln Logs and TinkerToys. These, like all toys serve as templates to the imagination for children at both social and cognitive levels of development. For adults, toys are vessels for memory that contain identity, activity, and comfort.For many working artists today, a toy represents a creative opportunity to transform the object into an experience that transcends nostalgia and represents an act of discovery. The artwork featured in this exhibition comes directly to us from working artists from across Illinois.
We are partial to the I&M Canal. Join us this summer as we respond to the nature, architecture and history of the region. Engage with us creatively to build our community, share our knowledge, and make some art!
Your registration fee of $50.00 for this event guarantees at least one artwork that you have created to be included in the "Plein Air 17 Exhibition" this fall at the Illinois State Museum-Lockport. Exhibition opening October 22, 2017.