Art & Impact with I Paint My Mind

Last month I was invited to chat with students as a visiting artist at Little Village Academy. My artwork has been hanging up in the school this year through a bold initiative out of I Paint My Mind to get art into more public spaces.

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Their Shared Walls program buys art prints from local artist and connects with public schools, libraries and community centers to turn their buildings into rotating galleries and learning spaces with the addition of a curriculum and activity guide. 

I had a chance to chat with kids about what it means to be an “illustrator”, how art and imagination are essential in our work to transform the world, and what unique gifts we each bring to our communities. I am grateful for the opportunity to engage with young people around the impact of art in the world thanks to IPMM!

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