Audience Participation with “Toy Stories: Paintings by Aaron Pickens”

Unleashing the Inner Plastic Dinosaur

Please Play! And Unleash Your Inner Plastic Dinosaur...
Please Play! And Unleash Your Inner Plastic Dinosaur…

Periodically throughout the Toy Stories: Paintings by Aaron Pickens exhibit (January 11 – March 30, 2019), we invited gallery visitors to create their own tableaux with toys similar to those used by Aaron Pickens in his paintings.

Visit Toy Stories: Audience Participation to see a few of our favorite things…

Don’t see your tableaux yet? Send us your shot – we’re still adding them to the mix!

Click to view the Toy Stories exhibition catalogue, containing art images of the full exhibit, with artist info and commentary.

Dinosaurs unleashed

Aaron Pickens is a celebrated and rising artistic talent as well as a dedicated educator, fostering new artists through his teaching at area academic institutions and collaborations with other studios. His popular and thought-provoking paintings of toy tableaux demonstrate a strong duality of meaning and whimsy that explores matters of social justice, yet is accessible to the child within us all.

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