My Year of Toys: An Art Journal
On view June 25 through October 16, 2022
COLOR WITH THE ARTIST: Saturday, June 25, 10-11am or 1:30-2:30pm
Sandy Steen Bartholomew has a lot of toys. Like, a LOT of toys! The New Hampshire artist and illustrator decided to create a challenge for herself to draw one of her toys every day for a year. A selection of drawings from this colorful and whimsical collection, along with some of the inspiring toys, will debut at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s Gallery 6 starting Saturday, June 25 with a “Color with the Artist” event. Guests visiting CMNH will get to meet Sandy, chat with her about her toys and her art, and draw and color with her too! Twelve drawings and two toys were chosen for every month of her “Year of Toys” to be displayed in the Gallery 6 art exhibition, including Hasbro’s “Weebles” from 1973, a 13-inch-tall Michelangelo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figure from 1989, and a 3 ¼ inch tall Polly Pocket dressed as Wonder Woman from 2010. A full-color magazine that Sandy has created to celebrate her "Year of Toys" will be available for sale in the Museum gift shop, or you can purchase it online here directly from the artist.
Gallery 6 Mission
Gallery 6 exhibitions celebrate and promote the arts in New Hampshire and beyond. The gallery space is designed to blend into the Children's museum of New Hampshire Studio space where children's artwork hangs, connecting the playful creativity of children to the serious investigations of artists. Our high-caliber exhibitions are often based on a theme that has relevance to other Children's Museum of New Hampshire exhibits, that promotes creativity or is of particular interest to families.
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire schedules 4-6 exhibits a year and has these exhibitions planned many months in advance.
Gallery 6 is open during regular Children's Museum of New Hampshire hours and there is no charge to view the exhibit. (Those wishing to visit the rest of the Children's Museum of New Hampshire as well must pay regular admission.)
Gallery 6 is supported by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Georgia-Pacific, TD Charitable Foundation and the Fuller Foundation.