Art Through the Eyes of a Six-Year-Old
As you all know, I have an exhibit currently showing at our very lovely community Gallery. What is absolutely fantastic about our gallery is that it is free of cost for local artists to exhibit there. Well, there is a “slight” cost that I am willing to pay, as it returns back to the community; to give talks and a few workshops to the various groups in our community. One group was a group of agronomists. Another group is a very social group that meet once a month for a fancy breakfast and a lecture. Another group is the elderly.
My favorite group, by no doubts, is the kindergarten, the first and second graders at our elementary school. Adults are usually very polite and as we all live in the same community, do not want to ruffle anyone’s feathers, so they won’t give their point of view. The only way one will know what they think, is if they ask to purchase an artwork. Even writing in the guest book is no indication, as they want to be supportive and nice.
Children on the other hand, are enthralled to meet “the artist”. It is an occasion for them to leave the school perimeters and visit another place in the community during school hours. Children, have an open mind and are willing to see, hear and feel new experiences. Children LOVE art! They love to find stories in each work. They love color. If the gallery tour and talk is interactive, the children will thrive and be very creative. I was told that this specific class was “rowdy”. They were wonderful! When it was time to go, it was difficult for them to leave as they were so drawn in to the artwork and their own creations. Through the interaction with them, both Linda (the other artist that I am exhibiting with) and I were able to see which of our artworks were more appreciated and the reasons. I could receive a better clarified opinion through these adorable six-year-olds. I found it fascinating that certain works that I thought needed maturity to understand, were works that the children loved and gave emphasis to areas that I gave less importance too, showing how art is received and understood very individually from person to person, making the story totally personal to the beholder.
As we enter the holiday season, give a meaningful piece of art as a present, as it is a never-ending story that can be seen and told again and again, giving meaning to space and time.
There is Art for everyone’s state of mind, desires and tastes. Flatter me! Contact me if you would like to personalize a special gift for a special someone. Nothing like a meaningful, personal painting or drawing as a gift.
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