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Kids Need Art program visits Carpenter Road Elementary

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The Kids Need Art program is expanding its reach across town to host the first annual “Art in Real Life” exhibition at Carpenter Road Elementary on February 12 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

This is an amazing all-day art-based career day for students. Many of the volunteer artists will bring hands-on activities for the students while showing them various art mediums and how to create a career from a passion. The participants include co-founder Brian Hackney and Flint Comix editor Randy Zimmerman, who helped put together the February 2012 Flint Comix issue that features a story written by Flint students.

The current list of artist volunteers:

  • Pauly Everett - multimedia and mural art (Art displayed at Applewood and Mott Community College)
  • Jane Trotter - clay sculptures (MCC)
  • Charles Shaver - videography (owner of Michigan-based film company Atomic Swan)
  • Gabriel Cantu - Anime and graphic design (Flint Comix)
  • Brian Hackney - comic art (Flint Comix)
  • Stephanie Hackney - fiber art
  • Randy Zimmerman - comic art and publishing
  • Autumn Rummel - graphic art
  • Inez Goodman - multimedia art
  • Jan Costea - fabric art

The “Art in Real Life” exhibition began last year at Eisenhower Elementary, where it has presented for two years.