Arts, Industrial Revolution Explored at Sheets Gallery

July 21, 2010

Part art gallery, part history museum, the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts again puts art in an historical perspective with the 2010 L.A. County Fair exhibit From the Industrial Age to the Computer Age . . . Three Centuries of Artistic Innovation.
The Industrial Revolution changed not only how the world worked in agriculture, manufacturing and transport, but also affected everyday life and the arts.
You’ll feel like you’re visiting the Smithsonian as this exhibit transports you through time from the early 1700s to the 20th Century. Working models of landmark technologies – the steam engine, the printing press, photography, and more – show how new materials, such as stainless steel, titanium, plastics, synthetic fibers, and acrylics revolutionized art and expression. There’s also going to be a 1/2-scale model of the Wright Brothers bi-plane (with a 25-foot wingspan!) that ushered in the era of flight.
“We’re looking at the art of invention and what the new methods and products of the Industrial Revolution did to change the lives of artists and ways to create art,” said Tony Sheets, curator of the MSCAF.
Fairguests will enjoy art-making up close as 40 artists-in-residence use many of those once-revolutionary materials for demonstrations in glasswork, weaving, printmaking, painting, ceramics and sculpture every day. Kids can express themselves artistically in the craft room set aside each year with the materials and assistance necessary for young and old to explore their imaginations.
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