Art break day!
As I have been rushing around with projects, I have been slowly preparing for Art Break Day. Several months ago I applied and was accepted to be a host of the day, by A very cool organization called ArtisMoving. They sent me 500 dollars worth of art supplies which I have been lugging around with me, for this occasion. Today, me and many other hosts set up the art supplies at a table in a public space in different cities around the world. Here in Quaga, I set up the table at my old neighborhood, and within minutes there were kids everywhere, kids I have watched grow up slowly over the past three years. I love Africa, and today was an opportunity to see why. If I had done this project in France, I would be trying to coax people into approaching, but here, there was not space at the table, so some kids brought out a big bench, and then some car tires to sit on, There were adults, and kids, everyone drawing making art. It was really a fun day. The organization asked me to take some testimonials from people, so I recorded a few people explaining why they believe art is important. Most people here don’t write, nor do they speak English, but I have audio recordings in french of people explaining why they think art is important. What an inspiring day!