Remember how awesome the Candy Land board game was? My siblings and I loved it so much, we played it even after the box fell apart and most of the cards were lost. My goal in life was to be Queen Frostine when I grew up. (NOT that goody-goody Princess Lolly 'cause even as a kid I could tell Frostine got all the guys). And I remember being scared shitless of Lord Licorice, who literally looked like a cartoon drawing of Satan. (But who would argue with that? Licorice sucks.) If the game brings back fond memories in you as well (and I know it does--Mr. Mint, anyone? Gloppy the Molasses Monster?), check out the Pan American Art Projects gallery's Candyland exhibit, which runs Saturday through August 30. (The opening reception is at 5 p.m. Saturday.) The group show features abstract works by many of the gallery's artists (including William Cannings, Elisa D'Arrigo, Faith Gay, Joe Ramiro Garcia, Daniel Joglar and more), who were inspired by the game's candy-colored palette. The gallery is located at 1615 Dragon St., in the design district. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call 214-522-3303 or go to panamericanart.com.
Sat., July 26, 2008