The M.A.S.K. Project is a year-long venture from April 2012 to April 2013, designed to:
First: Provide children with an interactive visual arts opportunity
to make masks of their imaginary “Fantastic Creatures,” in the
Children’s Imagination Art Project, both in the Museum’s Art
Studio workshops and in outreach programs with the DCM’s school and
community service partners.
Third: Raise funds to continue the mission of the DuPage Children’s Museum as a Force for Early Learning for all children in our community. This goal of the M.A.S.K. Program happens in two components, separate from the Children’s Imagination Art Project.
1. The “100 Masks Celebrity
& Artist Online Auction.” The Museum has been honored by an
incredibly wide array of national celebrities who have autographed
beautiful bisque masks. Nearly 100 professional artists have
volunteered their talent to design them into fabulous works of
art. We invite you to view them and bid online from March 1-April
2. The M.A.S.K. Project Benefit Ball, Saturday, April 13, 2013, where both the Celebrity/Artists’ masks and the Children’s Imagination Art Project masks will be on display at this gala event.
Auction Overview & Preview
LEADING CELEBRITIES & ARTISTS JOIN TO RAISE FUNDS IN THE M.A.S.K. PROJECT (Math + Art + Science for Kids) TO BENEFIT DUPAGE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
From March 1 to April 13, 2013 the “100 Artist & Celebrity Mask Auction” will be live online to raise funds to continue the Early Learning educational mission of the DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville, IL.
An incredibly wide array of national newsmakers has honored the Museum by autographing beautiful clay masks that were then designed by a network of professional artists throughout Chicagoland. The white bisque masks were sculpted by Lisa Harris of Chicago’s famous Lill St. Art Center.
The celebrity autographs span Oscar and Emmy winners; sports
icons from tennis, golf, football, baseball and Olympic skating; top
recording artists from pop, rock, classical and country; Broadway
theater icons; national news commentators; culinary personalities,
government and political leaders, an internationally known poet,
a prima ballerina, an astronaut, a magician, a fashion designer, an
author, and children’s favorite entertainers, among others.
Nearly 100 professional artists from in the Chicago art
community have also honored the Museum by volunteering their talent to
design these celebrity-autographed masks for the online auction.