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Magic in the Air

May 12, 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Christopher Lutter among giant monarch butterflies made from recycled and upcycled materials.

Let’s fly together! 

All spring long, Kidspace is celebrating butterflies and pollinators and the role they play in our Southern California ecosystem. Now, we’re inviting everyone to join us in creating a fluttery, flying tribute to the monarch, that lovely Lepidoptera! Our artist-in-residence, Christopher Lutter, will lead a community art project for Kidspace visitors and volunteers to create a giant interactive swarm of butterflies he calls, Magic in the Air.

Guests will work side-by-side with Christopher at Kidspace to upcycle waste-stream materials into vivid, butterfly sculptures, exploring silkscreening, metalwork, and painting. The finished kinetic sculpture will be installed by Kidspace at Descanso Gardens this June as part of Living in a Wildlife Corridor, an exhibition curated by Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy to explore the interface of native creatures and habitats with the urban environment of our region. Your contribution to Magic in the Air will be on display in Descanso’s Boddy House this summer before returning to Kidspace in 2024.

Christopher will be in residence at Kidspace from May 12–17. Drop-in activities will be open to the public May 12–14  between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, and May 17 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

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Christopher Lutter is a designer, sculptor, theater-maker, and community educator whose work revolves around the design, construction, and performance of puppets, masks, props, costumes, theatrical inventions, kinetic-sets, and sculptural installations. He produces his art predominately from waste-stream materials, exploring the unique potential in each component. His work places a deep emphasis upon eco-consciousness, collaboration, and improvisation.

Free with Kidspace admission


May 12, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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(626) 449-9144
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