Wednesday, 25 May 2011

BACK TO SCHOOl... 20 ft up!

Go Back to School in celebrating Art in Schools along with artist Janet Self!

A 90 ft Mural created with the children of Redwood School will be unveiled Thursday May 26th the School's OPEN HOUSE (324 S. Lincoln Street next door to the CV Starr Center). Visitors are welcome at the Book Fair (4-8), classrooms will be open 6 to 7 and at 7:15, a brief Mural presentation will take place. Self will be on hand throughout to share about the creation of this mural process, including photos of the process, Art Cards and DVD.

“BUILDING BLOCKS OF LIFE” MURAL was created with 450 children,
age 5 to 8, in a group art process led by Artist Janet Self to make a lasting "gift" for their school. The result is a multi-panel installation that encompass 450 square feet of canvas with vivid imagery in acrylic colors, applied with things like blocks, stamps, q-tips, toys, rollers, leaves, fruits, and vegetables. It is explores learning, from basics of line, shape and color to discover the world-at- large and our place in it. The Mural was made possible with a grant from the AD Abramson Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Mendocino County and is a project of FLOCKworks, a nonprofit supporting the creative spirit of community.

Last year, Self undertook a Train
Car Mural for the Skunk Train's 125th Anniversary, Cachement Water Tank Mural for Noyo Food Forest's EarthDay and another Redwood School mural now hangs at the CV Starr Center with a second Panel on Exhibit at Odd Fellows in Mendocino through the end of May. This is part of FLOCKworks' Children's Banner working with schools, organizations and community groups and adding children created banners to local events and activities. "Art of Learning" is a FLOCKworks' exhibit reflecting this spirit of community creativity and can be seen at Odd Fellows in Mendocino through the end of May.

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