June 18, 2016
On June 18, 2016, Kidspace opened Here Comes the Sun,Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe’s magical, colorful, and sculptural menagerie of animals. In tandem, Chicago-based artist Nick Cave wrapped the Kidspace ArtBar in a graphic Kaleidoscopic Playground, a participatory art-making lab inviting visitors to explore their senses, emotions, and self. Both artists shape-shift feelings of sorrow, rage, and despair into positive, immersive environments, with Kidspace becoming a vehicle for dialogue and exploration about the role of joy and optimism. A free opening celebration took place with the artists on Saturday, June 18, from 11am to 1pm.