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Sneak Preview: Thank You Jordan Acres Artists!

Posted in AIDS Orphans, Maine schools, Student Art exchange by Lynn Ouellette on 01/08/2010

"Jambo Jina langu ni Holly. " Hello My name is Holly.

I’m so excited to have received some scanned examples of art that the students at Jordan Acres had made for me to take to Kenya. Mrs McCormack e-mailed me some scans that she had made of a few of their pieces and they are terrific! I will be meeting with her next week to get the actual art work but couldn’t wait to share some of what I have gotten to see already. What is particularly exciting to me is that I can tell that the students have learned something about Kenya and were really speaking to the kids in Kenya when they were creating their work. I loved seeing the Swahili words! I’m really excited to all of the actual pieces next Friday. But here are some examples for everyone to enjoy!

THANK YOU JORDAN ACRES ARTISTS!!

"Twiga's" Giraffes

Beautiful Sunrise

"Jambo!!!" Hello!!!

What a beautiful giraffe!

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  1. Tonya Coulter said, on 01/16/2010 at 2:08 pm

    Beautiful artwork ! What a special connection and gift for both school communities…as well as our world community. Thank you.

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  2. Rick Polkinghorn said, on 02/23/2010 at 12:25 pm

    Lynn and Tom, I am overwhelmed by the photography – – incredible faces and human compassion that you both obviously showed during this visit. This is an incredible site and puts so much perspective into my life. Thank you both for sharing this incredible adventure with others. Are you going back?

    My very best to you both,

    Rick

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    • Lynn said, on 02/23/2010 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks so much Rick! It was an amazing trip and we really were overwhelmed with the gratitudeand grace of the people we encountered and inspired by thier ability to clelebrate life despite much adversity. I think we will have an even better idea how to be most helpful having been there once and having felt this connection, so, yes, we will go back!
      Lynn

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