The El Paso Museum of Art encourages the public to check out Stargazer as it watches over activities at the museum during this weekend’s KidsPalooza.
The piece, created by El Paso artists Los Dos, is a 15 foot tall inflatable that is gazing at a floating balloon. The theme of the sculpture takes from popular culture and Mayan symbols to evoke traditions of selling/buying balloons at local plazas as well as our cultural background in astronomy.
The piece was commissioned by the City’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department for Chalk the Block 8 last fall and is currently on display at the El Paso Museum of Art.
“Stargazer is a wonderful compliment to the activities the museum has planned for KidsPalooza,” said Director of Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Tracey Jerome.
“It represents our constant search for knowledge, and the young visitors we will have during the festival see the world around them as a place to explore and learn.” Jerome added.
Los Dos is the collaborative moniker for husband and wife artist team Ramon Cardenas and Christian Pardo Cardenas. They have exhibited their work in El Paso as well as throughout Mexico and were recently awarded a grant by the Art Matters Foundation in New York to continue their Make Shift Project.
In addition to Stargazer, the El Paso Museum of Art will be hosting a scavenger hunt through the galleries and a Festival of Makers during the festival on March 19.
For more information about KidsPalooza visit http://www.epso.org/