Summer reading is winding down, which means the “Build a Better World Art Contest” deadline is here.
Kids can bring art projects downtown by the end of the day Tuesday, July 25, to get entered. Fabulous works are already on display, and the judges certainly will have a difficult time deciding the winners this year.
The final decisions will be made during the Ice Cream Delight – 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 31. In the meantime, pick up a book that celebrates art in children’s lives!
Author: Peter Reynolds
Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint?
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
Author: Karen Beaumont
A mischievous toddler makes quite a mess in this fun rhyming story. When the walls have all been painted, what will he paint next? His own body of course!
Maybe Something Beautiful: How art transformed a neighborhood
Author: F. Isabel Campoy
Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, this story starts with a neighborhood where everything is gray. Then one day a muralist arrives with his paints and brushes and brings color, joy, and togetherness. Pick up a paintbrush and join the celebration!
The Noisy Paint Box: The colors and sounds of Kandinsky’s abstract art
Author: Barb Rosenstock
When Russian artist Vasya Kandinsky was a child he received a box of paints. When he opened it he not only saw all the bright and beautiful colors, he heard them too! He fell in love with painting and became an artist but it took great courage to paint what he wanted to – music!