Keep or toss? We are the answer!

We share this fun-to-read article by Mary Townsend, published in The Atlantic: Throw Your Children’s Art Away. We certainly feel for families facing the dilemma. However, we are an archives and we are all about conservation. No longer feel torn apart between keep or toss… we are the alternative, contribute to the collection.

Throw Your Children’s Art Away, theatlantic.com, 30 September 2019.

A scholar’s fan base

If a scholar can have a fan base, count us among his: Professor Jonathan D. Fineberg, Director of the Ph.D. in Creativity at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Why are we fans? When a scholar has such a polished website, and generously introduces the readers to his published research, how can one not be drawn into it?

Passionate about children’s creativity? Run to your favorite book provider and ask for When We Were Young: New Perspectives on the Art of the Child, first published by University of California Press, in 2006.

When We Were Young: New Perspectives on the Art of the Child, cover image, jonathanfineberg.com. 23 September, 2019.

Pineapple garden in Oz

Cheers to The Queensland Pineapple. Certainly one of the most colorful magazines you can find online, that praises children’s creativity. It is well put together and shows much respect for the published works. Kudos to Vivienne Lang for this Australian initiative. Of course, we are curious to know whether the originals are preserved.

Magali, Fly Away. thequeenslandpineapple.com.au, TPQ Texture Issue 2, 15 September, 2019.

An intriguing VR proposal

Three Hamilton (CANADA) institutions team up to present Artasia #ArtPark in a few days. Produced by Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA), in partnership with a research team from McMaster University, the virtual reality #ArtPark will be presented at this year’s annual Supercrawl festival.

We will visit it because it is nearby and CKA says that this project “culminates in a 3D virtual park, housing the vision of more than 500 kids from around the region.”

Artesia #ArtPark, ckarts.ca, 8 September 2019.