Decatur art exhibition builds a world with Legos | Arts and theater
The process opened Carney’s imagination to what could be recreated with the little pieces of plastic. “The building is really fun.” he said. “But there’s a lot going on.”
During his research, Fawley learned that works of art were not only formed from original creations, but also created using kits.
“I talked to more people and learned more about Lego, it made sense for me to include building kits as well,” she said of the February exhibit. “Each builder starts with a kit. This is how they learn the system. From there, they start to decide whether to swap the colors or change the details, and then the possibilities become endless. “
The process can start small. “But can grow up,” Fawley said. “We want to show people the different stages of this creative process.”
Many of the pieces on display are inspired by the books. The organizers have teamed up with the Decatur Public Library to create a Lego Challenge. “Where people can submit photos of creative constructions inspired by the books,” said Fawley.
February art exhibitions
ANNE LLOYD GALLERY. The Decatur Area Arts Council’s downtown gallery will feature the 3D and 2D Lego creation exhibit.
BLUE CONNECTION. The student-run art gallery at Millikin University will be closed until further notice.