Paper Metropolis at Heritage Museums

The maker and artist Kiel Johnson will be constructing a model of a future megacity at Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich. The public is invited to particpate in the project. It is free but you need to sign up at Here are the details from   Visitors to Heritage Museums and Gardens during our 2013 Opening Weekend (April 13-15) will have the unique opportunity to participate in a hand’s on art experience as they help to construct a large model of a future megacity – Paper Metropolis – with the artist Kiel Johnson. Drop in to the Special Exhibitions Gallery to add your own ideas about life in future cities to Paper Metropolis in this evolving, interactive project and learn more about the future of personal mobility in the exhibition Driving Our Dreams: Imagination in Motion. This opportunity is appropriate for adults and children age 10 + of all artistic levels. Parents are advised that the work will include some cutting of cardboard segments using an art knife. The completed Paper Metropolis will be on view to the public from April 13 – October 27, 2013. About the Artist: Los Angeles based artist Kiel Johnson has made a name for himself with his drawings and sculptures of delightfully dysfunctional machines and labyrinthine cities. His latest work has focused on interactive installations of cardboard cityscapes at TEDActive events in Palm Springs, Abu Dhabi, and Christchurch, New Zealand. Johnson’s decidedly hands-on process and simple materials allow him to create elaborate installations of model cities that move spectators of art to become collaborators in an evolving sculpture project and challenge viewers to take an active role in imagining future cities.

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