This event will happen in-person at Central Library. The workshop is from 1:00-2:00 pm. Materials Provided.
Building Beyond is a fun and educational LEGO® activity for all people aged 6-9 years old and up. Participants get to imagine –and build– their own distant futuristic descendants, while visual artist and creator Ekow Nimako shares critical insights on his sculptural work, the importance of Afrofuturism, and how LEGO® can be used to rebuild a more inclusive world for us all.
Ekow Nimako is a Toronto-based, internationally exhibiting LEGO® artist who crafts futuristic and whimsical sculptures from the iconic medium. Rooted in his childhood hobby and intrinsic creativity, Nimako’s formal arts education and background as a lifelong multidisciplinary artist inform his process and signature aesthetic. His fluid building style, coupled with the Afrofuturistic themes of his work, beautifully transcend the geometric medium to embody organic and fantastical silhouettes.