A new exhibit, inspired by an 88-year-old edition of Webster’s International Dictionary, will be on display at the Children’s Museum of the East End from now until Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer.
Renowned artist Peter Tunney created 26 silkscreen collages—one for each letter of the alphabet – which will be displayed at CMEE through a partnership with The Peace Project, Inc.
“Each piece featured in Dictionary Daze corresponds to a letter in the alphabet, bringing it to life with an image that is as vibrant as it is inspirational,” said Aima Raza, CMEE Trustee and the founder of The Peace Project, Inc. “What a wonderful gift Peter Tunney has shared with our children—the gift of art!” she added.
For the first half of the season, 13 of the pieces will be on display. They were carefully hung by art students from The Ross School, under the watchful eye of art teacher Nicole Berberana.
“I was excited for the opportunity to share with my students an experience involving such an incredibly talented artist. I loved getting outside the classroom, moving beyond the theory, and watching them apply what they’ve learned during this project, ” she said.
“His work is imaginative, playful, and can be enjoyed by everyone—kids and grownups alike,” said CMEE President Steve Long. “As champions of literacy, this exhibit truly is a perfect fit for CMEE. We are absolutely thrilled to host Dictionary Daze at the Museum this summer,” he added.
A child-friendly opening reception and art project with the artist is scheduled for Saturday, August 1, from 4 to 6 p.m.