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Daily Archive for Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

kids connect with ABRAHAM_OBAMA


From: Leo Whelan

The kids have been mobilized,
and they are starting to get pretty excited.
So far I’ve brought all my older groups (about 80 kids) to see the
wall , talk about it, and start creating their own colored versions.
Check out the pic of our first batch. Much more to come: I estimate
that if I can get 130-140 pages colored back at the art room – in the
next round mixing paint – we’ll be able to create a block the size of
one of the panels. Could alternatively be made into a book version
with the images accompanied by statements, collage, other types of
reworked versions (digital)… lots of potential directions.
What’s most exciting to me is this contagious feeling of empowerment
that is growing as the kids realize the connection between making an
artistic statement and becoming involved in the political process.
Most of them are too cool to admit it yet (at least to me).
More pics and maybe video to come.