We are thrilled to announce that Tapigami artist Danny Scheible will be with us in the Tinkering Studio from August 27th to September 3rd. Danny will create a masking tape installation in the niche. He'll also lead workshops on basic tape folding techniques and teach people how to make small scale tapigami creations.
Several of our group saw Danny's work at Maker Faire this past May and immediately felt a connection to his unfamiliar use of everyday materials and the way he engaged kids and adults in making beautiful and accessible creations. We are looking forward to having him here at the Exploratorium and sharing his art with visitors to the Tinkering Studio.
Here's a little more about Tapigami:
Tap•i•ga•mi (pron: Tāpәˈgämē) is a contemporary art form created by Northern California artist Danny Scheible. First attracted to masking tape because of its versatile, accessible, and malleable nature, Danny used the unlikely material to create large-scale installations that redefined the potential of the medium and allowed him to spread a socially interactive new art form.
Together with Tre Borden, a childhood friend, Danny founded the company Tapigami to bring his artistic vision and innovative techniques to a wider audience. Recently, Tapigami creations were highlighted in an episode of KVIE Public Television’s Rob on the Road and an installation from Maker Faire Bay Area was featured in Wired magazine. Danny has also shown installation pieces at the W Hotel in San Francisco, the San Francisco City Hall and participated in multiple events at Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum. Danny recently debuted his first solo-museum show at the California Museum in Sacramento, CA entitled, "California Creates: Tapigami" running through October 21st, and was also highlighted in a feature article in the Sacramento Bee. Danny is very excited to be bringing his unique art form to the Exploratorium!