For generations, LEGO has inspired the creative imaginations of millions with the iconic, colorful blocks’ endless options to construct masterworks. Former NYC corporate lawyer Nathan Sawaya recognized the creative possibilities of the small plastic “bricks” and has created more than 100 works of LEGO art for a one-of-a-kind exhibition, the “Art of the Brick.” His award-winning work has traveled to more than 80 cities worldwide; for the first time it will come to Tampa June 23 courtesy of Jeff and Penny Vinik.
The exhibition features original sculptures, as well as re-imagined versions of iconic art masterpieces such as Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, made entirely from LEGO bricks. Visitors will also be able to see a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton, come face-to-face with a giant skull and construct their own creations in the hands-on “Brickyard” area.
The “Art of the Brick” is made possible by the The Vinik Family Foundation and is its second annual family-friendly summer event. There is no charge to attend. The Foundation brought the highly popular “The Beach” to Amalie Arena in 2016.
WHEN: June 23 – Sept. 4, 2017
WHERE: District 3 Arts and Events building, 802 East Whiting Street in downtown Tampa, Free
ARTIST’S WEBSITE: BrickArtist.com
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