The first-ever "Storytelling through Art," part of PCA&D's Mosaic Project, was a First Friday hit. On November 5, over 100 parents and their children came by to enjoy free family-friendly art activities and readings of children's books by Jerry Pinkney.
During this unique family- and art-centric evening, participants had children's stories by 2010 Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney* read to them by actors from the Fulton Theatre. Pinkney's "The Old African," based on African folk tales, was read by a speaker/teacher from Kenya who works as counselor in the Lancaster area (see photo, below).
Along with the readings, the PCA&D atrium was filled with fun, creative activities. Families designed their own "create a story" book cover, created self portraits and drew with white charcoal/colored pencils on black paper.
See photos from the Mosaic Project's "Storytelling through Art" on PCA&D's Facebook page.
While at PCA&D, families visited the PCA&D Main Gallery where the "Mosaic Project: Diane Edison and Jerry Pinkney" exhibit hangs. Parents used a one-page guide that detailed the exhibit and allowed Mom and Dad to help their children understand art a bit better.
* -- Jerry, the 2010 Caldecott Medal winner for his childrens' book illustration, was a featured artist during the October First Friday, when the Mosaic Project opened to the public with a book signing and gallery reception. Click here for details.
**Diane, a 2010 Fulbright lecturer, was a featured artist during the October First Friday, when the Mosaic Project opened to the public with a book signing and gallery reception. Click here for details.
The Mosaic Project is a multicultural exhibition and educational program for students and families in Lancaster County, and is made possible through a generous grant from the Lancaster County Community Foundation.