IMAGINING FRIENDSHIP Exhibit Opens Online at Youth in Arts
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Youth in Arts is creating an online, interactive exhibit to showcase its annual Imagining Friendship show. Celebrating young artists does not have to stop with schools and businesses closed due to the coronavirus!
Beginning this Friday, April 17, viewers can enjoy more than 70 colorful portraits and 20 emotions studies created by kindergarteners and first graders at Laurel Dell Elementary School in San Rafael, CA. The portraits have also been turned into coloring pages, which artists of all ages are encouraged to print out, color, and put up in their windows for neighbors to see.
The opening celebration will include the virtual exhibit and a bilingual “Drawing Emotions” lesson. It will be released at 5 p.m. Friday on Youth in Arts’ Youtube channel.
The portraits are the final project of a 12-week residency supported by the Walker Rezaian Creative HeArts Fund. The Creative HeArts program was created by Youth in Arts and the Rezaian family to celebrate the life of their young son Walker, and his love of art-making. Using a rich variety of materials, children explore compassion, empathy and friendship. Each lesson builds fine motor, literacy and social emotional skills.
Youth in Arts is an arts education nonprofit that has served more than a million children since it was founded nearly 50 years ago. We are still open online! Please join us weekdays at 11:08 am PDT for #YIACre8tes: live streamed art activities @youthinarts on Facebook and Instagram.