Dear ArtSeed Friend,
How about this for an awesome adventure? ArtSeed artists, working with Pre-k through 12th grade students alongside older folks such as military Veterans, are launching something fresh and exciting, the “Mailing Home” project. Some of us within this wide age-span have special gifts or needs related, for example, to autism, post-traumatic stress, attention deficit, homelessness, or immigration issues. Our participants have always produced lots of work year-round, much of which we present during our annual exhibitions. But lately we’ve been putting some of it to a new and very special use.
We are gathering the names and whereabouts of citizens near and far whose ideological worlds might be vastly different from our own. We are doing this in order to share our views, perhaps even to broaden them. We’ve been writing heartfelt letters with related newspaper clippings attached, and we include a gift; namely, ArtSeed student art. Enclosed with these are self-addressed envelopes along with a storyboard requesting that the recipient respond to us with their own words and images. One Texas Senator sent nine-year-old Gianna his own drawing of an armadillo with his sweet, descriptive letter. READ THE LETTER. For 18 years, friends like you have helped ArtSeed connect all sorts of people, children particularly, both in and out of schools, with artists and teachers. Please join us to help continue to make this and other ArtSeed ventures possible. Continue reading