There is something so pure, and clear about art done by young children. Bring together the art work of 1,200 young ones, pre-school to early elementary, and the result rings with a simple energy of what it is to be a child...hopeful, open and ready to do your best. The project is called the "HEARTS OF CHILDREN".
It brings us all back to something we share in common, our own 'child'...
How does this fit in with rather sophisticated abstract art? Surprisingly, very well.
In the beautiful space of Odd Fellows upstairs room, with arching ceiling, glorious airy light and beautiful views, the combination of this 'innocent' installation and other beautiful art works, adding character and interest to each element.
A series of paintings by Helen Troxel explore color and subtle lines. A meditative painting and wood combination by Masako Arito. Prints with drawings by Jonathan Palmer, collage by Sue Siskin, print by Bob Rhoades, paintings by Karen Bowers, Arlene Reiss, and Janet Self and a series of small mixed media pieces by Mina Cohen.
The result is a lively "conversation" about color, line, space, intention and creativity.
Definitely worth the climb!
'abstractions' exhibit, upstairs and down, will fill Odd Fellows through November 2; open daily 11-5pm.
Celebration Party is 2nd Saturday October 12th from 5-8pm.
COME & visit.
HEARTS OF CHILDREN is a special FLOCKworks project undertaken to celebrate the Mendocino Coast Children's Fund's 21-years meeting essential needs of children & their families on the Mendocino Coast.
Thanks to the teachers of 50 classes from 12 schools for making possible the participation of 1,200 of our youngest children.
Photographs are by Cynthia Gair, dear friend and FLOCKworks Board member.