Art of the Brick

579109_10151295067516557_1987710071_nHailed as one of CNN’s top 10 Global must-see exhibitions and currently breaking museum and gallery attendance records world-wide, Nathan Sawaya’s The Art of the Brick® will open at the Alamance County Arts Council’s Captain White House and the Children’s Museum of Alamance County August 2013 and run daily through October 2013. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Art of the Brick exhibit features New York artist Nathan Sawaya’s traveling collection of over 30 awe-inspiring and thought -provoking large-scale LEGO® sculptures. Through Sawaya’s artistic and creative abilities, a typical common toy is elevated to the status of fine art. The captivating sculptures which range from whimsical to complex are amazingly elaborate and will present a new perspective on imagination. Little kids and big kids alike are sure to be delighted with the grand display of color and creativity.

Former attorney Nathan Sawaya gained national attention in 2004 by winning The LEGO Group’s nationwide search for a professional Master Model Builder. His creations in the years since have resulted in enormous artistic and popular success. His exhibitions have won him critical acclaim, earned him a wide range of high profile commissions and resulted in appearances on TV shows and news programs including The Today Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The Colbert Report and CBS Sunday Morning. He was recently featured on the popular quiz show Jeopardy! with a category titled “The LEGO Artistry of Nathan Sawaya.” The Art of the Brick museum shows are currently touring in North America, Asia and Australia, with some venues hosting their second and third showings. Sawaya has broken the norm on traditional art expressionism and touched the hearts of millions world-wide, both young and old.