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Authors and Artists: June Edition

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Authors and Artists: Sidewalk drawing at Bushwick Library. Photo: Phillip Bond

Our June edition of Authors and Artists had us drawing with chalk outside the Bushwick Library. After the reading of a story on the steps we were joined by painter Julie Torres and sculptor Wendy Klemperer who brought all kinds of new ideas and inspiration to our drawings. Here’s a few photos of our afternoon, which unfortunately was hampered by sporadic rain showers.

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Norte Maar, Authors and Artists, Bushwick Library, children's art, children's program, Bushwick

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Norte Maar, Authors and Artists, Bushwick Library, children's art, children's program, Bushwick

Painter Julie Torres and sculptor Wendy Klemperer drawing with the kids.

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Norte Maar, Bushwick Library, Authors and Artists

Our monthly kids art program, Authors and Artists, returned for it’s May Edition at the Bushwick Library. We talked about ideas of color and pattern and read Elmer and Rose, by David McKee. The book celebrates the uniqueness of each individual as Elmer the Elephant meets a new girl elephant — who happens to be pink! These ideas of uniqueness were discussed and how this may be reflected in our own lives as we meet people of different color and uniqueness.

The children then translated these ideas into the creation of colorful and uniquely patterned pinwheels!

Norte Maar, Authors and Artists

Norte Maar, Authors and Artists

Norte Maar, Authors and Artists

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Norte Maar, Bushwick Library

Authors and Artists celebrates Cinco de Mayo!

For our April installment of Authors and Artists, we made brightly colored Dahlia flowers-Mexico’s National flower in celebration of Cinco de Mayo (the holiday commemorating the triumph of a small Mexican army over French forces in the 1862 battle at Puebla).

After Norte Maar’s Director, Jason Andrew, read a short story illustrating the vibrant and festive history and traditions surrounding Cinco de Mayo, artist and project assistant Andrew Szobody lead an instructional workshop on the making of the Dahlia flower out of folded and cut crepe paper. We discovered that the Dahlia Flower is used to decorate parade floats and dances and now we have our own decorating our own homes!

Authors and Artists is a free monthly program that invites local professional artists, musicians, dancers, craft makers, architects, etc, to teach and explore books and the arts with the children and families in our neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. Authors and Artists is presented in collaboration with the Bushwick Library and is sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).

Arist Andrew Szobody demonstrates the making of the Dahlia Flowers- Mexico's National Flower.

Artist Andrew Szobody demonstrates the making of the Dahlia Flowers- Mexico's National Flower.

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Norte Maar, Bushwick Library

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