In accordance to a story by WABI, and in honor of Black Background Month, Waterville Generates has teamed up with Colby College Museum of Art, Kennebec Montessori Faculty, Waterville Public Schools and the Family Violence Task, to made a unique Artwork Kit for every person to celebrate the artwork and legacy of Maine artist, Ashley Bryan.
Ashley Bryan is an American artist, author, and illustrator of children’s books, and the greater part of his topics are derived from the African-American practical experience.
Waterville Makes President, Shannon Haines states:
“His charming storytelling and vivid collage perform make his textbooks a treat for all ages, and it is our hope that these art kits will encourage households to not only go through and develop jointly but also to discover a lot more about Bryan’s perform.”
The Lovely Blackbird artwork package will be dispersed on February 25 at the Alfond Youth and Neighborhood Middle, found at 124 North Road in Waterville at 4:00 p.m. until finally materials very last.
There will also be a number of kits out there for the Alfond Weekend Backpack Plan and the Waterville Community Library’s “Library To Go” program.
In addition to these special artwork kits, Waterville Produces and the Maine Film Heart will highlight a documentary by filmmaker, Richard Kane, entitled I Know a Man…Ashley Bryan, all through the thirty day period of February at www.railroadsquarecinema.com.
A extensive-time resident of Cranberry Island in Isleford, Maine, Ashley Bryan is fully commited to applying his artwork and writing as a motor vehicle to build unity and comprehension close to his African heritage.
For more info about Waterville Generates, go to www.watervillecreates.org.