Does your museum or institution need a breath of fresh air? Airigami can interpret famous masterpieces, ancient creatures and historic environments entirely out of balloons for your audience to enjoy. Each installation is custom designed to fit your venue and your budget.
“Even if we have real dinosaur skeletons, nothing matches the magic of having them reproduced and brought to life with Airigami”
– Dr. Joe B Keiper, Executive Director, Virginia Museum of Natural History
The Phelps Arts Center wanted to create an approachable and interactive art experience to generate excitement in their community. In only five days, Larry, Kelly and a team of 31 community members crafted an air-filled re-interpretation of Fragonard’s “The Swing”.
The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, VA hosted the Airigami team for a 4 day dino build in the Spring of 2013. The Acrocanthosaurus was surrounded not only by Cretaceous-inspired plants, but by amazed visitors to the museum.
The Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester hosted the Airigami team for a 1 day build in the Fall of 2014. The Little Red Hen was a featured photo opportunity to enhance the museum’s Little Golden Books exhibition. Afterwards she was taken on a social media-friendly tour of the sculpture garden.
Educational Performance: How to Catch a Mouse
Some people know science is fun. Others need to be convinced.
While working on his master’s degree in elementary education at the University of Rochester, Larry created How to Catch a Mouse as a presentation for an elementary school class. The response to the first performance was so positive that Larry developed the performance for larger audiences. The resulting theatrical stage show combines math, science, art and fun!
Balloons are used to construct a Rube Goldberg-style mousetrap intended to solve the problem of a mouse on the loose. Many student volunteers are used to aid in the construction of this working machine. Student knowledge of how machines work and their eagerness to set their trap in motion make this an enjoyable show for everyone involved.
The show is suitable for elementary school assembly programs and children’s museums. For more information about the show, or to find a performer in your area, visit www.howtocatchamouse.com.