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Play Break: Artist Demonstration with Chace Lobley

Friday, April 5, 2024

10 am - 8 pm EDT

Visitors in Creative Commons. Photo: Jeff Mace

Creative Commons, Knox Building

For two days, Starlight Studio artist and master LEGO builder Chace Lobley will build a surprise LEGO sculpture in Wilson Town Square. 

Chace is an artist with our partners at Starlight Studio, so you might have seen him before, building intricate creatures out of LEGOs in Creative Commons. Chace uses his natural ability and understanding of almost every material introduced to him. He has a passion for dinosaurs, mythical beasts, and monsters, finding interest in “their behavior and design—how they were made.” Chace has an unmatchable and innovative ability to create systems of design with difficult materials, this allows him to develop intricate sculptural work. His intense focus involves him spending an enormous amount of time to problem solve till he is satisfied with his results. Chace loves sharing and talking about his work, he would like someday to teach children all he knows about dinosaurs.

About Chace Lobley

Chace began making dinosaurs around the age of 14 when he got “play clay” as a Christmas gift. When asked what he enjoys about dinosaurs, he said he found an intensity about the creatures that inspired him to think about “their behavior and design—how they were made." He enjoys sharing his creative output with his family and friends. Chace gravitates towards sculpture and 3-dimensional construction and has a natural ability and understanding of almost every material introduced to him. He has created excellent sculptures and drawings with many materials such as tissue paper, linoleum block prints, and charcoal. His interests extend beyond dinosaurs to mythical beasts, monsters, and cartoons as well. 

After working with Squeaky Wheel Media Center to create a stop-motion animation featuring the Loch Ness Monster, Chace now uses software on a tablet to expertly produce involved stop-motion dramas featuring his dinosaur figures. 

Someday Chace would like to teach children all he knows about dinosaurs. The annual Dino Days at the Buffalo Museum of Science gives him an opportunity to share some of what he knows with kids and their families.

Check out this episode of the short documentary series Of One Mind, created with the help of Squeaky Wheel Media Center. It features a conversation between Chace and Ken Payne.


In gratitude to Erie County for its generous support of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Play Break is free to Erie County residents!

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