The annual “Peeps” display at the Racine Art Museum is coming to an end this weekend.
The idea to solicit entries of the popular Easter-time marshmallow candies that are decorated with a theme in mind came from a museum employee, according to museum director Bruce Pepich.
The first exhibit had just over 30 pieces. This year's total of 136 entries from some 200 artists working either as individuals or in teams is the second highest, Pepich says.
Eight years of “Peeps” exhibits have proven that there are no limits to artistic creativity. For example, one of the larger exhibits this year revolves around a play on words. Cereal box characters, such as Captain Crunch and Tony the Tiger, are dressed up as “serial”—think mugshot-- killers.