AACI is sponsoring a Children’s Art Show in honor of Israel’s 62nd Independence Day. This is a wonderful opportunity for all children to be creative and to share their talents with the community. We AACI’ers will benefit from viewing the colorful, expressive, spontaneous works which will be displayed on the walls of the AACI-Glassman Family Center in Jerusalem in the spring. Youngsters ages 5 to 13 are eligible to participate; entries will be considered in 3 age groups – 5-7, 8-10, 11-13.
The theme of the show is “My Country”. What does that mean to your son or daughter, or your grandchild, or a favorite student? Maybe it’s a neighborhood or a city or people or a favorite place to visit. Or perhaps it’s a holiday, Shabbat, the landscape, birds, sports teams or symbols of the State. The children can paint or draw what they want using water paint, markers, crayons, pastels, acrylic or oil paints; collages are ok but please no sculptures or constructions.
Donna Grushka, Chairperson of the AACI Art Shows Committee, explains the idea of the show: “It is important to encourage all children to express themselves artistically – we are trying to provide the venue and opportunity for as many kids as possible to show their work. And we hope that the theme is one that everyone can relate to on some level.” A big opening event to inaugurate the show will be held on May 5, 2011- with child-appropriate refreshments!!!
Since children probably do not read the AAC I newsletters or even this blog, we need YOUR help to get the information out to our target audience. Donna calls on parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, classroom teachers and after school chugim teachers to tell the kids about the art show and to provide the materials (paper and supplies) to encourage them to participate. Please spread the word by forwarding the information to your friends, kids’ teachers and relatives–young and old.
Please note: Entries should be delivered in person to AACI Glassman Family Center in Jerusalem or sent in the mail from February 1 – March 3, 2011 only so don’t delay! Please read the guidelines on the AACI website http://www.aaci.org.il/articlenav.php?id=132#kidsart carefully.
And Hmmm…by the way, just how would you visually express “My Country”? Give it a try!