Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Stewart's Train a BIG Draw for Kids in Chicagoland

Ballpoint artist Don Stewart draws composite images, which he describes simply as “Big pictures made out of little pictures.”

Now one of his pictures is really big.

The DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville, IL has enlarged one of Stewart’s drawings to more than ten feet across, filling an entire section of the wall in the museum’s new interactive display titled TRAINS – All Aboard Art!

Kids of all ages will now have no trouble seeing everything hidden in Stewart’s drawing of an old steam locomotive, built entirely of antiques from a bygone era.

Coupled with an on-board train camera, train tracks to assemble, train books and art projects, the new installation will “keep young hands and minds busy as children discover the wonder of train transportation,” according to the museum’s web site.

(Photo courtesy of DuPage Museum)

“Families are really enjoying the art and the activity,” says Marcia MacRae, Interdisciplinary Arts Specialist at the DuPage Museum. 

In 2007, McRae included another of Stewart’s drawings, a motorcycle made of “Fast Food”, in a museum display on nutrition.

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