January 22, 2016
The kinder MODERN team (including the smallest member) had a blast last weekend at the opening of Le Bestiaire at the FIAF Gallery. Conceived and curated by artist Ionna Vautrin, Le Bestiaire features a dreamy and whimsical collection of paper costumes, each depicting an imaginary animal by a different artist. Le Bestiaire is on display through April 2, 2016 and also boasts innovative family programming, including two artistworkshops (Saturday, March 12 and April 2, 2016 at 3:30pm). At each workshop, children are invited to create their own costumes and use their imaginations to explore natural forms in their wildest and most fanciful incarnations. Le bestiaire is part of Oui Design, a program initiated by Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Tilt Kids Festival.
The FIAF gallery is located at 22 E. 60th St. in New York City. It is open Monday–Thursday: 8:30am–8pm; Friday: 8:30am–6pm; and Saturday: 9am–5pm. It is free and open to the public. All workshops are $15.