Mass Creativity 2021
Mass Creativity is an artist-led community outreach program that involves the community to help provide inspiration for a new art installation in the Museum created by an artist-in-residence. This year’s Mass Creativity will take place virtually in collaboration with artist David Israel Reynoso and his OPTIKA MODERNA theatre company. Seven community centers throughout San Diego will each receive art kits for children to discover the story of Teatro Piñata (the new installation by Reynoso coming to the Museum later this fall) and create their own paper theatre and poster designs. Families are then invited to share their creations with the artist in a virtual community event!
The program culminates in an all-day free celebration of art, creativity and community called Mass Creativity Day held at The New Children’s Museum. Find more details of our Mass Creativity-related events below.
For 2021, we are partnering with the following community centers:
Meet the Artist
David Israel Reynoso is a San Diego-based artist and theatre designer. He is a recipient of a San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Award as well as a 2011 Obie Award for Sleep No More the mysterious, non-linear theatre production in which audiences could touch, smell and even taste. He also founded OPTIKA MODERNA, the innovative, immersive theatre company that creates “bold experiences that allow participants to peer through the eyes of another.” Reynoso is this year’s Mass Creativity artist-in-residence and is collaborating with the Museum and the community on a new art installation called, Teatro Piñata, to open at The New Children’s Museum later this fall. Visit the artist’s website.