“Tell me about the child who made this artwork“, we hear as we install another huge, vibrant reproduction in a corporate office. People always want to know about the young artist or about the lesson being taught through the artwork. Not always, but we often know a little about the child, the art lesson, or some interesting tidbit about what inspired the teacher to introduce this subject to their young students.
A wonderful young writer, Janine James, jumped at the chance to work with us to create “story-sheets” on some of the most popular pieces of artwork from our collection. A talented creative writing major from Eastern University, Janine has joined the Fresh Artists team as our intern and her project is to document stories of the children, their inspiration and processes by interviewing their art teachers. We will be able to create customized storybooks for our donors about the specific pieces they have chosen to display in their offices.
Our aim is to build a bridge of understanding between our generous young artist-philanthropists and the generous donors who support Fresh Artists. Having stories about the art available in the donor’s offices can make the artwork more meaningful to those who visit and work there. We thank Janine for her gifts of time and talent to bring this important project to life.