Events

May 26 – September 3, 2018

Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art @ Exploratorium

Colossal is thrilled to announce the summer show, Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, a museum dedicated to science, art and human perception. Led by our founder and editor-in-chief Christopher Jobson, Colossal has worked closely with the Exploratorium team to curate the museum’s summer 2018 exhibition. Inflatable brings together artists from around the world who work in the mediums of textiles, technology, and air.

The Exploratorium is a unique public learning laboratory with a mission to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide. Centrally located on San Francisco’s waterfront Embarcadero, the Exploratorium is filled with hundreds of explore-for-yourself exhibits. These interactive stations will be on view alongside Inflatable. We’re also developing public programming and family-friendly evening events specifically for the summer show—stay tuned! Inflatable opens on May 26 and is open through September 3, 2018. Find out more and plan your visit on the Exploratorium website.

Exploratorium
Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111

 

Previous Events

October-December, 2017

The Colossal Shop @ The Chicago Design Market

The Colossal Shop is open as a pop-up shop for a limited time at the new Chicago Design Market in partnership with the Chicago Design Museum at Block 37.

Visit us:

Tuesdays – Saturdays from 11 am to 7 pm

Now through December 23rd

Block 37
108 North State Street, 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Book Signing & Workshop with Tiffanie Turner

September 26, 2017

Paper Flower Workshop and Book Signing with Tiffanie Turner

Colossal is thrilled to welcome San Francisco-based paper flower artist Tiffanie Turner for a day of workshops in celebration of Tiffanie’s new book, The Fine Art of Paper Flowers: A Guide to Making Beautiful and Lifelike Botanicals.

Join Tiffanie for Secrets of the Cosmos or Double Bomb Peonies, in which you’ll receive your own copy of The Fine Art of Paper Flowers, learn the secrets of paper flower artistry, and make your very own blossom.

Single workshop tickets include a copy of Tiffanie’s book; a discounted double workshop ticket includes both workshops and one copy of the book. Can’t make the workshop? The meet-and-greet and book signing, from 1:30-2:30pm is free and open to the public. Copies of Tiffanie’s book will be available for purchase.

Tickets and more information available in the Colossal Shop. Seating is extremely limited.

The Colossal Shop
4636 Ravenswood, Suite 101
Chicago, IL 60640

July 29, 2017 / 8:30-9:30pm

Track Shorts with Lost Arts

In collaboration with our friends at Lost Arts, Colossal is hosting an open-air screening of short films on Chicago’s Goose Island. Echoing Lost Arts’ role as a laboratory and workshop for creatives working with their hands, Colossal brings together a collection of stop-motion short films that celebrate the physical labor of bringing stories to life on screen. This hour-long program features over a dozen films by animators from around the world spanning 30 seconds to 10 minutes. Including shorts by PES, Kirsten Lepore, Laura Stewart, Timothy Reckart, Gemma Green-Hope, and many others. Tickets are just $5. Limited seating. Indoor accommodations will be made in case of inclement weather.

Lost Arts

1001 N. Branch Street
Chicago, IL 60642