Special Workshop @ Stamford Museum and Nature Center Jan. 20

On Saturday, January 20 from 10 am – 12 noon and 1 pm to 3 pm the Stamford Museum and Nature Center is hosting a special workshop with the artist behind our holiday exhibit Gerberich’s Gadgets: Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys!

This workshop provides a unique opportunity for your budding artist to work directly with professional sculptor, Stephen Gerberich. Participants (children must be 8 years old or older) will sculpt mini-masterpieces from a smorgasbord of parts painstakingly culled from dumpsters, thrift shops, and dollar stores during Gerberich’s nationwide travels. Handmade sculptures will be assembled using hot glue “welding.”

The highlight of this event is that children and adults can re-compose these objects into original works, while acquiring a new appreciation for the creative reuse of ordinary objects.

Registration closes on Thursday, January 18, toregister, call 203.977.6521. The cost of this program is members: $40, 1 adult and 1 child, $20 each additional person; Non-members: $55, 1 adult and 1 child, $25 each additional person. These prices includes gate admission.

About the Exhibit
Remember those crazy contraptions that would spin, rock, and play music – and they were made from tag sale treasures and overlooked common objects?

Yes, the ingenious inventions of sculptor – and SM&NC favorite – Steve Gerberich returns to the Stamford Museum Galleries for a totally re-imagined Holiday Exhibition.

Gerberich has gathered his most outstanding and outlandish large-scale kinetic sculptures and installations for a showing of the “Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys.” Working with old machine parts, kitchen utensils, furniture scraps, lighting fixtures, medical supplies, toys, and carnival figurines, Gerberich mixes the aesthetics of contemporary sculpture with the scientific principles of simple mechanical motion.

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