One of my safe places as a child was the Cleveland Museum of Art. I took refuge in the permanent collection of Japanese and Korean works. I marveled at sculptures of alabaster and tried, but failed to imitate Egyptian artifacts.
So when a young person wonders at something I've made, I feel full circled. In some small way, I've paid it forward. I try to offer activities for the smallest among us when curating an art show. During Woman. Hair. Power., dancer and educator, Yasmin Dunn, will host Children's Hour from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. She'll guide kids through a rhythmic hair-story-movement exercise. Bring your cameras 'cause its certain to be cute!
I especially love when kids can see themselves reflected in art. With Puffs of Innocence, painter-sculptor Dellis Frank delivers a sweet nod to youth. There are lessons inherent in her work. Using mostly discarded materials, Frank is on a mission to give the fine arts a green make-over. Someone throws out old carpet, she gives it new life. In her latest series, she's taken found fibers and constructed the most soulful hair portraits.
I can't wait for you to see what we've been up to at The Ground Floor Gallery. Tickets are available online and at the door. For children 12 and under admission is absolutely free.
See you in two days!