Saturday April 16, 2016
A community celebration of drawing in all its forms. Interactive workshops throughout campus for people of all skill levels and ages. An afternoon organized to encourage creativity, exploration, invention, and fun.
Join Japanese artist Taichiro Takamatsu and his Koinobori Project to create carp streamers that celebrate an ancient folk tale of the carp as the only fish who can swim up a waterfall and is magically transformed into a dragon. In Japanese culture this story represents the wishes made for children and their future. The flags created at The Big Draw: Middletown will later fly at Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter and at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Learn more here.
Special “thank you” to grants from the Community Foundation for Middlesex County and the Middletown Commission on the Arts and our
Blick Art Materials, Community Health Center, CT Yoga Center, Middletown Framing
Anonymous, It’s Only Natural, KidCity Children’s Museum, Middletown Toyota, Mondo Pizza, Munkittrick Associates, Nobul Apparel, Tesero Artisan Gift Boutique & Gallery, Ursel’s Web
Additional support from:
Wesleyan University Division I: Arts and Humanities, Davison Art Center, Friends of the Davison Art Center, Art & Art History Department, College of East Asian Studies