Sunday, October 5, 2014

Monster Party 2014 Recap

The opening of Monster Party was more than we could have hoped for! Kids were running all around the exhibit space, interacting with the installations, searching for monsters, having their faces painted, choosing designs for their screen printed tote bags, creating their own monsters in the art studio, and being drawn as monsters by our caricature artists. Thank you to all of the artists, the Boston Children's Museum staff, our families and friends, and everyone who has and will attend this exhibit. We could have not made this happen without the hard work of so many wonderful people! The exhibit is up for awhile (Dec. 6 is the last day!), so you have time to check it out if you haven't yet. Friday nights, admission is only $1 - so it makes for a great night out for kids and adults too! Come play and celebrate all things monster this fall!

We asked, "What monsters are hiding inside of this cave?!" Mural by Evoker and Tim Sullivan.

Make a monster felt board

Caricatures by Antonio from the museum and Fish McGill

Making monsters in the art studio

Monster caricatures by Fish McGill

Face painting guide

Monster bean bag toss

Jay of AntiDesigns screen printing totes and pillow cases - Designs by Evoker and Etips

Fish McGill with his drawing of "Boogie Babe"

Posing with "It Came from the Charles!"

Art studio projects

The Studio Miners

Alice Vogler of the Boston Children's Museum with the Studio Miners posing in front of "Hallowed Halitosis" by !ND!V!DUALS Collective

Outside of the museum at the end of the night

Friday, October 3, 2014

Monster Party Opening :: Friday, October 3, 6 - 8pm

It's finally here! The opening of Monster Party 2014 is here! Today, Friday, October 3 from 6 - 8pm, we'll celebrate the opening of our biggest Monster Party yet, with screen printing by AntiDesigns on tote bags and pillow cases (for those of you who love that old school type of trick-or-treating), face painting by Tofu Squirrel and Kristilyn of Zombie Romance, and monster caricatures by Fish McGill. So, join us at the Boston Children's Museum for this memorable night! As an added bonus, it's only $1 to attend and reap the benefits of monster mayhem!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monster Party 2014 Setup - Day 1 & 2

We've been busy setting up for Monster Party 2014 at the Boston Children's Museum over the past couple of days with the help of so many amazing artists and individuals from the museum. It's been incredible to watch ideas turn into reality and we can't wait to share this with you! The installation space opens officially on Friday, September 26, but the opening celebration is on Friday, October 3 from 6 - 8pm and the show is up until December 7. Check out the images below and see more here.

Evoker and Tim Sullivan working on the monster mural. Draw your own monsters inside the spooky cave that these two brave explorers have discovered!

MCA and Monsterkolor in front of the space case they installed

Display featuring kid-created monsters from a workshop with Tofu Squirrel and artist-created monster coloring sheets available at Flour in Fort Point. Flour will also be serving up a tasty specialty monster treat throughout the month of October.

Search for monsters throughout the entire museum! Monster by Venus Jaw.

 Monster Kolor's Cosmic Squadron featured in a case with MCA's Qeezilla kids - it's an epic battle in space!

Search for monsters throughout the entire museum! Monster by MadKnits.

Search for monsters throughout the entire museum! Monster made by MadKnits and designed by Tofu Squirrel.

Search for monsters throughout the entire museum! Monster by MadKnits

Diorama by Evoker!

Search for monsters throughout the entire museum! Monster by Venus Jaw.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Monster Hunt - Venus Jaw

We can't get enough of Venus Jaw's work! And we think you'll feel the same way! The Fitchburg, MA-based artist is a contributor to the Monster Hunt at our Monster Party 2014 at the Boston Children's Museum. The three monsters below will be hidden throughout the museum. See if you can find them at the opening on Friday, October 3.

Rainbow-Backed Curfluffin

Blue-Toed Skinkle Jam

Pink-Horned Rumblebuss

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Monster Party :: Evoker's Diorama

Evoker's been busy working on a diorama for our upcoming show at the Boston Children's Museum, Monster Party. With his clean lines, bold strokes, and strong character design, this piece is going to be impressive when all put together. Check out the photos below for a preview!

If you want to see it in person, come to the opening on Friday, October 3 from 6 - 8pm.