I visited South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California to check out New York artist Sean Kenney’s Art With Lego Bricks exhibit series entitled Nature Connects. According to the Kenney’s portfolio, the goal of the Nature Connects national tour is “to provide an educational platform” [to the public] and [to] secondarily [create] “a means of artistic expression.”
The kids enjoyed racing their LEGO vehicles (the Garden provided a play area where children were encouraged to build and race vehicles on various colorful ramps) and engaging in a scavenger hunt for Kenney’s LEGO brick sculptures with the grownups. I must admit that I was happy to be out in nature, away from the computer and television, spending time admiring the artwork and its surroundings with family and friends.
If you find yourself in the South Bay this Spring and have some free time to spare, check out how Kenney’s sculptures blend well with the beauty of the garden. One will appreciate the juxtaposition between the 17 of Kenney’s LEGO bricks sculptures, currently erected at South Coast Botanic Garden, to the interconnectedness with the elements of nature. After May 8, 2016, the larger-than-life sculptures will leave California and travel to Indiana. Nature Connects will thereafter be open to visitors of the Indianapolis Zoo, among other venues. Note: other venues around the country also host the remaining 33 of Kenney’s 50 Nature Connects LEGO brick sculptures; check out Kenney’s website to see if there is one near you.
South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
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