Stage III Artists Create Art for the Bottomless Toy Chest
We thank Bonnie Schemm for designing and sending out our beautiful invitations for the upcoming Bottomless Toy Chest opening. Our Stage III artists have created some joyful pieces! Here are a few words from the children about this organization:
" I really like the Bottomless Toy Chest because now there is a way we can help get kids' minds off their cancer - so they can have the experience of playing with toys." - Cameryn
" Well, I think the Bottomless Toy Chest is a great community service. I'm grateful to them for working so hard to bring toys to sick kids. They can be happy playing instead of sad and scared." - Maureen
Cosey creates a whimsical and fun stuffed animal in this beautifully painted piece.
Frida and Diego
Inspired by the ways Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera incorporated their strong beliefs into their art, each artist in this class created a piece with a message. The Detroit Industry murals we examined and enjoyed at the DIA were particularly inspiring. Rivera was clearly passionate about the the rights of workers, the interconnectedness of the North and South and the benefits and challenges of our industrial world. Children in this class were most thoughtful as they considered and decided on themes for their work. They are on display in the Steward Building. Our Frida and Diego elective class ended with an "Art Lunch" filled with Mexican music and pastries. We had pumpkin empenadas, Mexican Flag cookies, biscochitos and more!