Friday, February 27, 2009

To Do: Can You See What I See?

To Do: Go see the Walter Wick Exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art

Here is a little bio: Walter Wick began his career in the 1970s photographing products for catalogs and advertising. An interest in puzzles and optical illusions led to work for Games magazine in the 1980s. Wick’s playful photographs of toys and household objects came to the attention of veteran writer and editor, Jean Marzollo, and in 1991 the two collaborated on I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles. Wick and Marzollo went on to create over twenty I Spy books. Wick also pursued his own creative ideas with the camera resulting in A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder, Optical Tricks, and the popular series Can You See What I See?

The exhibit is on now thru Aug 1st and guess what!? It is free! Yay. You can check out the BYU Museum of Art's website for more info. ( There is something called Wick @ Nite: Discover the Fun on Thursdays March 12, March 19 and April 2nd at 7pm.

We went yesterday and the kids had a great time checking out the familiar scenes from some of their favorite books! It is also fun for us adults to see Walter Wick's pictures of optical illusions.

And if that is not enough there are other exhibits there as well - including one by artist Dan Steinhilber using garbage as art - packing peanuts, duck sauce packets, garbage bags, and tubing. It is fun and pretty cool too. Check it out!

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