A few coincidences : Kids get to vote on what they value most right next to the adult citizens' official ballot box. Second, the paintings about what is most wonderful and most highly valued fit just above the shelf on Buddhism. The second green painting is of "A Long Good Life" taken from an interview of the then 84 year old High Lama of China Tibet. Then in the children's corner there was a shelf up high where the painting of my great grandmother and father fit perfectly. She was teaching my father English who spoke only Russian his first three years. He is drinking hot chocolate while she peals a Mandarin orange. In front is an antique book of Aesop Fables. What could be better for the children's corner?
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Philomath Public Library exhibiting my "What is the most awesome thing ever?"
January 8 - 30 the paintings and ceramics of my Children's Ceramic Project has its premier showing at the Philomath Public Library. The show in the show case and the walls is about what is most highly valued by people who have answered my blog questions. On a low table by the showcase there is a suggestion box so kids can write what is the most awesome thing ever. If I get a good response and the Library feels good about my work, in September I will do another show of ceramics based on their suggestions. Then we will schedule with the area schools, a library field trip and I'll get to meet an audience for my art work. When schools have severe budget cuts, an art experience like my project might be meaningful.