Introducing Your Kids to Superheroes in Contemporary Art

I feel blessed to live right near NYC.  Not only can I enjoy what NYC has to offer but every now and then something unique ends up right outside my door.  This one happens to be in Riverdale, New York and appeals to the culture vulture part of me.

Elisa Contemporary Art presents My Hero, a new art exhibit focusing on Superheroes in today’s contemporary art. The exhibit runs though March 31st, 2012 and the gallery will be offering workshops to introduce the work to children later this month and in March.

From the days of Greek and Roman Gods and Goddess through today’s X-Men, Dynamic Duos, Fantastic Four and many others, we are captivated by the Superhero (male and female).  Is it their superhuman strength and power?   Or their seeming selflessness to put the greater needs of others ahead of their own wants and desires?  Or the fact that they may embody and magnify a single aspect of the human potential in each of us?  They captivate, engage and inspire us in print, on the big screen, under the Broadway lights… and now in Contemporary Art.

In the latest Elisa Contemporary Art exhibit, you will see see the influences of Pop Art from the 1960’s and explore how five contemporary artists bring modern heroes to life in a whole new way.  You’ll see Superheroes including Superman, Wonder Woman and Captain America and meet some new characters.

The gallery is offering a few upcoming events that appeal to families.

Two Art Workshops for Children (age 5+).  Each workshop will be led and inspired by the work of one artist.

  • Saturday, February 25th from 1-3pm Super hero Collage paintings with Oliver Peterson  (ages 5+).
  • Sunday March 25th from 1-3pm.  Super hero in action illustrations with Jerome Walford (ages 8+).

RSVP Required.  Limited Space.

The gallery is located at 5622 Mosholu Avenue (near 256th Street), Riverdale NY 10471.  For more information, visit the website at www.ElisaContemporaryArt.com.

Disclosure: I was not compensated to feature this information.


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  1. This looks amazing…and I didn’t know a thing about it! Thanks, Holly!

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