Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Making A Mile of Kids' Art

Pretty soon people all over Peekskill will be walking on kids' art--literally. As reported in Sunday's New York Times, thousands of students from over 30 school districts in Westchester are participating in the Public Tile Project, which will create a mile-long path of kid-made ceramic tiles leading from the Peekskill train station to the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. For the project, a collaboration of the HVCCA and the Peekskill Education Foundation, elementary school students are creating delft-inspired tiles which are intended to reflect the Dutch influence on the Hudson Valley and to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of the Hudson River. The HVCCA is holding a benefit this Friday at 6:00 to raise funds for the project. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill Education Foundation
SOURCE: The New York Times: A Children's Art Project on a Pretty, Grand Scale

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