Thanks to a grant for the City of Dallas and the Office of Cultural Affairs through the cultural vitality program grants, I have the pleasure of applying my developmental activity practice to the forms and shapes of Dallas in the first of my iterations of a project I have titled, THIS City in Your Hands.
During the Spring of 2019 I will be developing activities using my visual vocabulary as used for the ARTB line of developmental activity books I started in 2017, to create paper crafts for underserved neighborhoods that highlight the wonderful array of forms and shapes in the City of Dallas.
The SuperSkilled Characters in the book are designed by artist Ben Griffith.
At the completion of this project a large number of full sets of these activities will be available through the West Dallas public library and recreation centers to pre-school and school aged children.
Images from community events showing the work and engagement with children that increasingly are not afforded art classes in their schools:
Locations from which these spatial thinking activity books have been distributed at no cost
to children in the West Dallas and Oak Cliff Areas to date:
West Branch Dallas Public Library
West Dallas Multipurpose Center – Family Care Connection
West Dallas Multipurpose Center – Love For Kids
Anita Martinez Recreation Center
Mattie Nash-Myrtle Davis Recreation Center
Kidd Springs Recreation Center
C.F. Carr School
Full City Rooster
This and That Ministries
Life in Deep Ellum
Our Birthing Home
Color Me Empowered