Sunday, July 31, 2011

Baby Noah Celestial Quilt

North Carolina quilter Donna Williams (on left) displays the quilt she made for baby Noah Orion. Noah is being held by his grandmother, Sheila Caldwell an educator, activist and writer from historic Highland Beach on the western shore of Maryland. Orion is a prominent constellation on the celestial equator and is visible throughout the world. It is said to be the most recognizable constellation in the night sky. Orion is often referred to as the hunter. The three stars in the center of the quilt on the horizontal bands refer to the hunters belt, Williams said. The four stars in each of the corners represent the outline of the hunters body.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Mo Murals

Teen apprentices from the Pour Your Arts Out (PYAO) workshop in Montgomery County visit Adjoa Burrowes painted mural at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, D.C. Adjoa holds open a page from the picture book "Destiny's Gift" which she illustrated. The book which celebrates books and the love of reading, served as inspiration for the mural.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

SAAM For Teens

On the steps of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) for a field trip with teen apprentices from Arts on the Block, a life skills and art skills training program in Montgomery County. I'm lead artist this summer in the Pour Your Art Out (PYAO) workshop with assistant artist Natalie Ramirez (on right).

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer Art Apprentices Pour Art Out

This is week 4 of 7 of the summer Pour Your Art Out workshop in Wheaton operated by Arts on the Block. 18 teen apprentices create commissioned mosaic and painted murals in this job skills and life skils training program in Montgomery County, MD. I'm pictured on front left.