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.