Monday, February 22, 2010

Our Young Visitors Made Art for Philagrafika!

Last month, our young visitors had a chance to create "Mono Prints" in the Program Room. Mono Prints introduced our visitors to printmaking and encouraged experimentation in art. Selected artwork from our visitors is now exhibited at the Free Library of Philadelphia (1901 Vine Street) through March 12, in the Children and Teens Print Exhibition, part of Philagrafika 2010, a city-wide international festival celebrating print in contemporary art.

Throughout this week, we'll be featuring our young artists and their work right here on the blog! We thank our young artists again for their willingness to engage in our Mono Print-making activity and for sharing their masterpieces with all of you! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Abigail, Age 2, leaves a personalized impression in print.

Aden uses scrubby brushes to create circular formed patterns.

Aissata, Age 5, chose to layer prints using a bright pink contrasted with a deep blue.

Alex, Age 3, aptly titled his work Sea + Sky as we can see movement in his print.

Alexandra, Age 4, reveals a multi-layered print technique with use of spontaneous lines.

Arya, Age 9, has a strong use of bold lines in her composition.

Ashley, Age 3, creates a print that is fun and full of life.

There will be a public opening reception for the Children and Teens Print Exhibition on Sunday, February 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend!

The exhibit will include artwork from children and teens ages Pre-K to 12th Grade. This is a nice opportunity to meet Please Touch Museum visitors whose artwork has been chosen as well as other young artists in the Philadelphia area. I hope you can swing by the Library to see it!

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