Exclusive to the Everhart Museum is What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night! a family-oriented exhibit featuring the creative photography of Refe and Susan Tuma. The project began in 2012 when the two of them devoted the month of November to convincing their children that, while they sleep, their plastic dinosaur figures come to life. Each morning their children woke to the overnight antics of the toy dinosaurs as they created mischief, mayhem, and magic in the Tuma household.
The concept exploded on the internet in 2013 and in late October 2014 their first book What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night will be released by Little & Brown. “Why do we do this? Because in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs.” Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts.
Take a look at WNEP’s Ryan Leckey has to say about What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night!
Funding in part for this exhibit is provided by Lackawanna Heritage Valley.
Sacred Symbols in Sequins offers a view of magnificent works of art made by skilled Haitian flag makers, which form remarkable mosaics of religious imagery by combining and juxtaposing symbols of Europe and the Americas with those brought from Africa centuries ago by captive slaves. Visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins familiar with ceremonies such as Mexico’s Day of the Dead and Brazil’s Carnaval will find common ground, while craftspeople that weave, sew, make quilts or work with beads will find inspiration in these spectacular works of art. The spiritual realm reflected in these liturgical objects is not the dark, frightening place of black magic and superstition so often stereotyped in American popular culture. As intricate works of art informed by ritual and theology, as well as by Haiti’s political history, such flags offer an unparalleled opportunity for viewers to experience the aesthetics, symbolism, and social implications of Vodou. The exhibit also includes visceral images of Haitian vodou rituals by renowned photographer Les Stone. Sacred Symbols in Sequins is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Exhibition support provided by Michael Harris.
Haiti De/Constructed is a community art exhibit featuring creative interpretations of Haitian architecture by area students during Summer 2014’s Arts Alive! program. A complement to the Everhart Museum’s exhibit Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags, this Gallery ONE exhibit highlights the educational engagement by the Everhart Museum and the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19 to encourage regional youth in exploring artistic expression. These artworks focus on the geometric and colorful shapes and buildings found in Port-au-Prince, the capital city of the island nation of Haiti.
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