Welcome to Color: Stark Cultural Venues Coloring Book – Orange Leader
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Stop by the Stark Museum of Art this summer to visit our special exhibit Welcome to Color: Stark Cultural Venues Coloring Book and grab your FREE copy of our new coloring book! The exhibit features original contour line drawings created by teaching artist SMA Karen Leonard that showcase the unique locations and collections of Stark Park, Stark Art Museum, WH Stark House, Botanical Gardens and the Shangri La Nature Center and Lutcher Theater.
The exhibit includes 18 “x 24” prints of the thirteen original drawings created by Karen Leonard for publication. In addition to viewing the drawings, visitors can learn about Karen’s process of using traditional and digital media to create the artwork, as well as view a time-lapse video of her creating one of the drawings. from beginning to end.
Karen Leonard posted Coloring book of mythical creatures: monsters and beasts from around the world in 2016 and joined the Art Education Department of the Stark Museum of Art in 2017. Karen’s previous experience illustrating her own coloring book made her the ideal candidate to create the designs for this project.
“I was won over by this project. Hundreds of ideas, artwork and photographs have been researched to create this little series that anyone can choose like a book and add their own touch of color, ”explains Karen Leonard, artist-teacher, describing the project.
“The Stark Museum of Art is delighted to showcase the talent of one of our incredible teaching artists with our new Community Gallery exhibit showcasing original artwork from the Welcome to Stark Cultural Sites coloring book! The designs by teacher artist Karen Leonard uniquely capture the wonder and beauty of each of the Stark cultural sites, ”said Jennifer Restauri Dickinson, Director of Education,“ I’m sure the coloring books will be in demand. quickly, so don’t wait to stop and pick up yours!
FREE Welcome to Stark Cultural Sites coloring books are available at the Welcome Desk at the Stark Museum of Art while supplies last. Digital copies of the coloring book can also be downloaded online at starkmuseum.org.