This month’s “Play” exhibit — part of Virginia’s Minds Wide Open collaboration celebrating children and the arts — is about to get more playful, with additional activities for kids starting this weekend. Kids (and adults) can look forward to playing with:
- A child-height graffiti wall, made from gallery pedestals — grab chalk and make your own art!
- A zinc plate for etching — anyone who leaves their mark can also leave their email address and pick up a free print of the finished etching
- A scavenger hunt based on the art in the gallery, with blank space for kids to make their own art
- A version of the Surrealist game, the exquisite corpse (“cadavre exquis”) in which different artists can contribute to a collective drawing with an unexpected outcome
These additional activities start this weekend, so grab the kids and swing by the gallery — no smock necessary!