Painting for Peace in Ferguson

Painting for Peace in Ferguson They drew pictures of Peace Of Hope and of Light That show Love s even stronger Than the darkest of nights are two of the child friendly verses in the page children s book Painting for Peace in

  • Title: Painting for Peace in Ferguson
  • Author: Carol Swartout Klein
  • ISBN: 9780989207997
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Paperback
  • They drew pictures of Peace, Of Hope and of Light, That show Love s even stronger, Than the darkest of nights are two of the child friendly verses in the 48 page children s book Painting for Peace in Ferguson, written by author Carol Swartout Klein The vivid images and artwork in the book tell the true story of hundreds of artists and residents of all ages who came togeThey drew pictures of Peace, Of Hope and of Light, That show Love s even stronger, Than the darkest of nights are two of the child friendly verses in the 48 page children s book Painting for Peace in Ferguson, written by author Carol Swartout Klein The vivid images and artwork in the book tell the true story of hundreds of artists and residents of all ages who came together to create colorful images of hope and healing using the simplest of all tools a paintbrush with the plywood on windows on block after block of boarded up businesses as their canvases The dozens of damaged businesses were located across several miles in Ferguson, Dellwood and South Grand in St Louis City The book, written in verse shows than 160 images of art and mentions than 300 artists and volunteers who participated in the Paint for Peace St Louis effort.Klein, who grew up in Ferguson and still resides in St Louis went back to her childhood neighborhood just days after destructive fires and riots to see how she could help She witnessed hundreds of people of all ages and races spontaneously come and give up their Thanksgiving weekend to support their community still reeling and in shock She was so moved by the selfless spirit of the volunteers and the compelling and inspiring art that she wanted to do her part as well Her idea was to capture the positive moment of hope and community healing so she put pen to paper and Painting for Peace in Ferguson is the result Centered on a child friendly poem penned by Klein, the book does not go into the specifics of what caused the unrest, but rather focuses on the way the community came together to begin the healing process through the art of the Paint for Peace effort Painting for Peace in Ferguson shares the basic idea that anyone, at any age has a talent that they can contribute to help others even when things seem to be at their worst All proceeds after printing costs will benefit St Louis, Missouri north county area youth and art programs as well as small businesses and employees affected by damage or loss of business.

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    1. Text: 5 starsIllustrations: 5 starsPicture book about the community murals painted after the violence in Ferguson. Shows how the St. Louis community pulled together and took back control of their neighborhood, and their lives. The art is a mixture of reproductions of the murals themselves and photographs of the people who volunteered their time and expertise to paint them. Beautiful and inspiring. Needs to be required reading for every US politician, especially the current administration.

    2. -Illustration: photography and calligraphy Summary: This a non fiction telling of the people of Ferguson. These people came together to bring light and artistic beauty to a horrendous situation. Person Response: I loved the art and the way this book was put together. The thing I don't like about the book is that it doesn't explain what happened in Ferguson and will leave a lot of questions in a classroom.

    3. I loved when I saw the Facebook posts about this but having it in a book that I can hold and read is even better. I like the layout and the topic is very well put into the words and images for a young child to have an introduction to. I love the positive message and the idea. I love St. Louis and am happy to be bringing home this book as a gift to my children.

    4. This book is a beautiful tool for parents and teachers to have a conversation about issues of race and community, and what to do when times are scary - and how people can surprise you and help you in your most difficult times. Absolutely beautiful.

    5. The quote from Fred Rogers at the front of this book says it all, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things on the news, my mother would always say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping".

    6. What a great book with a great message. Easy and colorful, this book is for more than children to read and know that everyone can help during hard times.

    7. The images in the book are photographs.This book was about the Ferguson community in the aftermath of the riots. They were tired of the ugly boards that were up everywhere, so they decided to paint them.This book was just nice in that it portrayed the good that came after the riots in Ferguson. But there was no mention of what actually happened to create the need for art in Ferguson.

    8. -Illustration: photography and calligraphy Summary: This a non fiction telling of the people of Ferguson. These people came together to bring light and artistic beauty to a horrendous situation. Person Response: I loved the art and the way this book was put together. The thing I don't like about the book is that it doesn't explain what happened in Ferguson and will leave a lot of questions in a classroom.

    9. I like the idea of coming together and I love street art! I'm not in love with the text of this book and I need to keep thinking about it some more. I loved looking at all of the art the best! I also really like the someone documented the artwork that was happening in the streets.

    10. Conflicted feelings over the broader issue of all the Ferguson art projects aside, this is a good introduction for discussion of what occurred. I just hope it opens more in-depth conversation.

    11. I liked the idea of the book and enjoyed the pictures. I wasn't as impressed with the text though. It's nice to have a picture book about Ferguson.

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