WAG Announces Olympus Building Contest Winners

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 23, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce the winners of the Olympus Building Contest featuring LEGO® bricks. Winners receive an Olympus prize package and will have their creation displayed at the WAG opening November 15.

The winners are:
Fred Dube (Under 12 category), Zeus Holding a Lightning Bolt
David Letain (13-17 category), Colossal Foot
David Szczerski (18+ category), All Roads lead to Rome

Contestants were asked to build an Olympus-themed LEGO sculpture, which were judged by WAG staff.

“We were thrilled with the response to the contestWAG LEGO contest winners. and so impressed by the creativity of the participants at every age level who submitted wonderful models based on Greco-Roman art and culture,” comments Rachel Baerg, WAG Head of Education. “Clearly, our visitors have really enjoyed engaging with the Olympus exhibition through the medium of LEGO bricks.”

The contest compliments a series of LEGO viewports incorporated in the Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin exhibition currently on view at the WAG. Replicas of an ancient Greek theatre, a chariot race, a Roman villa, and the Parthenon, all built by the Manitoba LEGO Users Group, are sprinkled throughout the exhibition. Monthly ‘brick building’ workshops inviting kids to create their own sculptures are being offered in conjunction with the show. The winning contest entries will be unveiled at the next brick building workshop on November 15 (1-3pm), free with Gallery admission.

Olympus is a striking showcase of statuary, ceramics, and artifacts dating from the seventh century BC to the second century AD. Come face to face with ancient treasures from one of the most important collections in the world, rarely seen in North America.

For additional Olympus programs and events, including lectures and seminars, visit olympus.wag.ca. For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube #OLYMPUSWPG.

LEGO®, the LEGO logo, DUPLO, the Brick and Knob configuration, and the Minifigure are trademarks of The LEGO Group which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this building event.

For more information or to prearrange interviews, please contact:
Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media & Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Tammy Sawatzky
Public Relations Coordinator
Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate – a lens and forum – helping people see and experience more through art. Playing a vital role in the community, engaging and enriching people of all ages and backgrounds through art and culture, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative, innovative, and accessible place for learning, discovery, and inspiration.



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