Santa Cruz, CA
Balloons are more than just a colorful toy. They can spread joy and laughter all over the world. Featuring changing installations made entirely out of balloons and photographs from the Balloon Hat Experience, this exhibition will feature self-taught balloon twister and artist extraordinaire Addi Somekh.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether or not you go, The Inflatable Crown Balloon Hat Book by self-taught balloon artist Addi Somekh is perfect for parties, show-and-tell, and anywhere an element of fun is required. A smile is universal. And if there's one thing destined to bring a smile to faces the world over, it's The Inflatable Crown--as this one-of-a-kind, step-by-step guide to the most fabulous adornments ever to be put on a human head proves. Armed with a backpack full of balloons, a sturdy pump, a camera, and good intentions, balloon-twister Addi Somekh and photographer Charlie Eckert set out on an expedition that would take them to 34 countries around the world. Wherever they went, they brought joy and laughter, blowing, twisting, and turning balloons into tiaras, crowns, and Master Blasters. But readers of The Inflatable Crown don't need to travel any further than their own living rooms. This kit brings together 30 durable balloons, the best professional quality pump on the market, as well as a book filled with pictures from the authors' adventures and clear instructions for 14 magnificent crowns.