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Brooksville student artists share Maine life with Nyumbani orphans

Posted in AIDS Orphans, Student Art exchange by Lynn Ouellette on 01/21/2010

 

 

Last Friday evening I got to spend time with Bec Poole, my artist friend and also the art teacher at Brooksville Elementary School,  and had the pleasure of getting the art projects that the 7th and 8th graders have made for the children of Nyumbani in Kenya. I have to say that I am thrilled with what I received! The art work is a series of fold out books with slip covers, all of which tell the story of  the student artist and his or her life in Brooksville. I love that they show snow, lobsters, moose, the seasons and tell a story of living in Maine that will be shared with kids in Kenya who have no experience of these things. I also love that they are rich with  friendly and warm greetings  and clearly reach across the world with those feelings. An added bonus was the little blank fold out books and covers that were included and that I hopefully will be able to use with the same age kids in Kenya to bring back to Brooksville with greetings in the other direction from across the world.  

Thank you to all the artists and to Bec Poole for creating the art and bringing this all together!!

PLEASE CLICK ON EACH PHOTO SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE DETAILS OF THE ART WORK

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