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Flint Community Schools: Kids Need Art program visits Carpenter Road Elementary


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Kids Need Art program visits Carpenter Road Elementary

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.