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Visual poetry project at Daniel Bagley Elementary

By Erica Browne Grivas Visual poems are a perennial student art project at Daniel Bagley Elementary (7821 Stone Ave N). For this project, children create a self-portrait or a drawing built not with simple strokes and lines, but with words that support and relate to the picture. The visual poems on display in the school’s lobby now were created by Mr. Moore’s 4th/5th grade Montessori students in an art class led by Temple McNeer. “Students were learning about the proportion of the human face through the experience of drawing self-portraits,” says McNeer. “I thought it would be powerful to include text they had…

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Children’s author and artist Alex Beard coming to Mockingbird Books

Children’s author and artist Alex Beard will be at Mockingbird Books (7220 Woodlawn Ave NE) on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. From Mockingbird Books: On Friday, January 14th at 11 AM, Alex Beard, a New Orleans artist whose work is shown in galleries around the world, will be our guest reader at Storytime. Alex has a new book, Monkey See, Monkey Draw, which is a charming tale about creativity and overcoming fears.   In this story set in Africa, the Monkey’s ball rolls into a cave. They are afraid to go get it, but Elephant talks them into venturing inside where they…

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Now showing at Cafe Lulu: Artist Thomas Allsopp

Some new art is on display at Cafe Lulu (6417 Latona Ave NE). The artist, Thomas Allsopp, is a former priest and a Chaplin at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  He is a Green Lake resident and a regular customer at Cafe Lulu. “He doesn’t have a website,” Cafe Lulu’s Karen Laurie says, “so if people want to see it, they have to see it in person! The pictures don’t do it justice, the detail is amazing.” New art goes up at Cafe Lulu every month or two.  It is always for sale, and 100% of the sale price goes to the…

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