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Peep Show: Creating Art From Marshmallow Peeps
Welcome to the Peep Show!
Peeps aren't just for Easter anymore...or for eating. Artists are creating dioramas, sculptures, still lifes, movies and even prom dresses out of these popular marshmallow candies.
A few years ago, we started attending the annual Peep Show held by the Carroll County Arts Council in Westminster, MD. It's a fun exhibition of art created from all colors and varieties of Peeps. Who knew there were Peep bears?
Read on for more about the Peep Show including photos I took of some of the artwork.
About the Art
The Peep art on display ranged from class projects to deep artistic efforts. Many were themed after pop culture (movies, TV shows, foods, etc) with a Peep twist. While others took on more serious topics.
Yes, there was really a wearable prom dress made from Peeps. The artist even included pictures of herself or a model wearing the dress in her exhibit.
It was fun to see all the creative and quirky ways people thought of to create art from Peeps.
"Peeping It Real with Keith Haring" by Carroll Springs School, Ms. Philips Class
"Rubik's Peep" by Flours Teeter Landscape Architects
What is your favorite Peep?
"Peeps Prom Dress" by Gracie Beal
"McCormick Black Peeper" by Dave Renck
Links For Peep Lovers
- Official PEEP SHOW Homepage
The official homepage of the Carroll County Arts Council's annual PEEP SHOW.
- Official Pictures from the 2014 PEEPshow
Flickr set with photos from the 2014 7th Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Official Pictures from the 2013 PEEP SHOW
Flickr set with photos from the 2013 6th Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Official Pictures from the 2012 PEEP SHOW
Flickr set with photos from the 2012 5th Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Official Pictures from the 2011 PEEP SHOW
Flickr set with photos from the 2011 4th Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Official Pictures From the 2010 PEEP SHOW
Flickr set with photos from the 2010 3rd Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Pictures from the 2009 PEEP SHOW
Flickr set with photos from the 2009 2nd Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Pictures from the 2008 PEEP SHOW
Flickr set with photos from the 2008 1st Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Peeps Official Homepage
Find out the latest information on your favorite marshmallow Peeps.
"Peeping Willow Tree"
Do you want to create art from Peeps?
"Peeparoni Pizza and Dr. Peepers" by The Sevier Family
Peeps on Video
One of the videos shown at the 2009 PEEP SHOW.
"Canapeep Bed" by Susan Thornton
"Hell's Kitchen" by Martha Bubert & Fran Cincotta
"Sgt. Peepers Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Jill Stone & Tristan Gilbert
More Peep Show PhotosClick thumbnail to view full-size
The intro and all featured photos were taken by Mac33 and used with permission.
What do you think of peep art? Do you like your peeps plain, on a pizza or skewered on the grill? Please leave a comment below.