Jeremiah (waiting for images/video)

Name of grown-up helping: Desiree Guzmán

Email Address: Dez0503@gmail.com

Name of maker: Jeremiah Guzmán

Age of maker: 9 years old

Additional collaborators: None

Year work was made: 2016

Title of work: Sweet Domination

Medium: Part one: clay sculptures of donut construction workers building houses out of treats galore.

Part two: stop motion video of above listed description (construction workers constructing the treats galore buildings together).

Tell us 1 - 3 sentences about this work.: The work is handmade clay sculptures of "donut construction workers building their houses of treats galore for a "sweet domination" of the town." - son's words.

Addy (waiting for images)

Name of grown-up helping: joan dieden

Email Address: jcdieden@gmail.com

Name of maker: Addy

Age of maker: 9

Additional collaborators:

Year work was made: 2016

Title of work: the formal cupcake

Medium: cut paper on paper

Tell us 1 - 3 sentences about this work.: "it's a creative treat for the world to see"
"i looked at the paper and thought...this would look good as a creative cupcake"
"and i do love cupcakes!"

John (waiting for piece)

Name of grown-up helping: Christina Ogan

Email Address: wherenoone@sbcglobal.net

Name of maker: John Ogan

Age of maker: 9

Additional collaborators:

Year work was made: 2015

Title of work: Haiku

Medium: Mind

Tell us 1 - 3 sentences about this work.: It filled me with joy and awe when he recited it to me.

Auden (Waiting for image)

Name of grown-up helping: Joan Dieden

Email Address: jcdieden@gmail.com

Name of maker: Auden

Age of maker: 12

Additional collaborators:

Year work was made: 2016

Title of work: tree of treats

Medium: cut paper on paper

Tell us 1 - 3 sentences about this work.: a world where treats can even grow on trees

Lucia (Lulu)-- waiting for pictures, but CHECK IT OUT! She's proposing that she could set up her shop in the gallery!!

Name of grown-up helping: Christine Bespalec-Davis

Email Address: Cbespadavis@gmail.com

Name of maker: Lucia (lulu) Bespalec-Davis

Age of maker: 4

Additional collaborators: "It wouldn't work if I didn't have people come to my treat shop!" "They want food and I make everything. "

Year work was made: Ongoing

Title of work: The Candy Bakery

Medium: "Customers, my chefs hat (a frog visor made by my friend for me), my kitchen and bakery ace the food." Play doh and lots of tools--mix of toys and found objects

Tell us 1 - 3 sentences about this work.: "Pretend I'm an adult, all right? They come to my shop and I make them treats."

From mom- This is an ongoing participatory event. Lulu loves to set up shop and makes us treats and meals. Like being at a chef's table you get a sampling of all her best stuff which she enjoys describing, but you also get candid conversation and sound advice--or you may get scolded for interrupting her process. ...

"Does it look like I am done preparing your food yet? You can talk to me more when I'm done. Now- the cookies I make are hot so be careful. I don't want you to burn yourself, alright?"

For the exhibition, chef lulu would be happy to make a plate of special treats "for people to enjoy," set up shop to make treats for visitors or share photos of herself working in The Candy Bakery.

Lucas & Mateo

Lucas & Mateo's dad sent me some recordings of music they have been composing.  It's really noisy, loud, and has a lot of energy.  I'm waiting for their full application info to come back, but I think it could be great to show their work with headphones in the gallery.  I have a little ipod and some headphones we could use, if we wanted to.

Name of grown-up helping: Jorge Lucero

Email Address: jlucero@illinois.edu

Name of maker: The Most Suckiest Band in the entire beepen Universe with only one beeping album.

Age of maker: 10 and 13

Additional collaborators:

Year work was made: 2015

Title of work: The Road of the Roach

Medium: 6 songs

Tell us 1 - 3 sentences about this work.: This work is a piece of beep. Its crappy especially for you. It taste exactly like a hot pocket.

Harmony

Name of grown-up helping: Sarai Smith

Email Address: sjfamily3@gmail.com

Name of maker: Harmony Elise Jones

Age of maker: 9

Additional collaborators:

Year work was made: 2015

Title of work: Castlandia

Medium: Acrylic paint and stickers on wide ruled loose leaf paper.

Tell us 1 - 3 sentences about this work.: "I thought it would be cool if animals had their own house, like their own castle. Somewhere that they don't have to leave, so that people can come just come and visit them in their own natural habitat. Each room has its own natural habitat."