Herve Tullet’s Art Explosion Debuts in Pittsburgh
January 28 – February 26, 2017
Bill Schlageter, Director of Marketing
PITTSBURGH (January 24, 2017) – World-renowned author, illustrator and artist Hervé Tullet has returned to Pittsburgh to create an original, art installation entitled Herve Tullet’s Art Explosion: Pittsburgh at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Opening January 28 and on display through February 26, 2017 in the Children’s Museum’s Traveling Exhibit Gallery, this installation combines Tullet’s personal art along with art created by Children’s Museum visitors with the artist during his October 2016 workshops at the Museum.
Since then, the massive bold-colored collaborative works have hung in the Museum's Art Studio as a towering testament to the creative spirit of the artist and our region’s children. Tullet has selected and transformed many of these works, and integrated them with his own pieces to create a uniquely original installation.
“Visitors are sure to get a sense of the energy and the explosion of Hervé’s art as they meander through the 10-foot high art pieces,” says Lacey Murray, Business Development Coordinator for the Children’s Museum. According to Murray, “The Museum’s objective to showcase a full-gallery of the artist’s work – both his personal creations and the work he created with Pittsburgh children during his October workshops - has been abundantly realized in Herve Tullet’s Art Explosion: Pittsburgh.”
Tullet’s trademark energetic illustrations combined with interactive storytelling have made him a beloved and best-selling author (“PRESS HERE!”, “LET’S PLAY”, “I Am Blop”). When he’s not creating new art in his studio and composing books, Tullet travels the globe to share his distinctive approach to creating art through his open-forum workshops inspiring children and adults around the world.
Visitors who wish to have their Herve Tullet books signed and meet the artist in person will have the opportunity to do so at a Book Signing during the exhibit’s opening weekend on January 28 through 29 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.. The Book Signings are free with Museum admission. Tullet’s books will also be available for purchase in the Museum’s Little Orange Store.
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is open Monday–Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is $14 for children 2-18 and senior citizens, $16 for adults - Children under two are free. The Museum is located on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side at 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, please call (412) 322-5058 or visit the Museum website www.pittsburghkids.org.
About Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a place that delights and inspires children, where they can take off on fantastic flights of imagination daily, and return to earth to splash in a river, hammer a nail and ink a silkscreen. With 80,000 square feet of space the Museum welcomes more than 302,500 visitors annually and provides tons of fun and loads of “real stuff” experiences for play and learning. Permanent hands-on, interactive exhibit areas at the Museum include The Studio, Theater, Waterplay, Attic, Nursery, Backyard and MAKESHOP®. The Museum’s award-winning, three-story, center building is screened by a shimmering wind Sculpture and connects two historic structures (Allegheny Post Office Building & the Buhl Building). In 2006 the Museum became a certified green building and was honored by the American Institute for Architects and the National Historic Preservation Trust. In 2015 the Museum was named as one of the nation’s fifteen top children’s museums by Parents magazine.
About Herve Tullet
Hervé Tullet is the creator of more than 75 books that have been translated into 27 languages. Known for inspiring surprise with his books and the dynamic workshops that he leads around the world, Tullet is also the recipient of numerous international literary prizes, including a Bologna Ragazzi Award in Non Fiction for one of his earliest works, Faut Pas Confondre that he won at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Bologna, Italy, the leading professional fair for children's books in the world. The Paris native currently resides in New York City. To learn more about the artist and his work, visit Herve-Tullet.com.