Weekly Feature

2018-11-08 / Education


Students from Queen of Heaven School participate in the recent National Read for the Record Day. Julia Bottoms, local mural artist, reads to children as the school’s guest reader for the annual event. Every year, schools across the country read the same book. This year’s book was “Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood,” by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell. Bottoms was one of four artists chosen by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to create a mural of civil rights activists and African-American leaders last year for its public art initiative. After reading, students were able to ask questions about the mural process and her inspirations, and welcomed Bottoms into their art classroom. The book is based on a true story and discusses how art can inspire transformation, specifically how murals can bring a community together.

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