ABOUT FRESH ARTISTS
GREAT ART DOING GOOD!
Fresh Artists is a national nonprofit organization that empowers compassionate, creative & capable young people to tackle the critical shortage of arts funding in our public schools. We create real life opportunities for kids to engage as philanthropists, to exhibit their artwork in highly visible, unexpected places and to deliver innovative visual art programs and art materials to public schools struggling with shrinking art budgets.
Fresh Artists is honored to bring our signature architectural illustration program, Silly City, to the children
of Rowan County. This fun, highly educational art-making program invites youngsters to look closely at their built environment – houses, shops, churches, and landmarks in towns, cities and rural countrysides, and illustrate them without the use of rulers or scale! Think of it as children making portraits of architectural gems in their community.
The buildings, benches, fountains, and light posts are lovingly rendered in chalk, then acrylic paint, and detailed in marker. People are added, then dogs, baby carriages and cars! Trees and bushes complete the collection. Fresh Artists then assembles the pieces digitally into “streets” and “scenes,” with little concern for scale or accuracy... in other words – SILLY!
The result is fast, fun and festive!
We are grateful to Sherry Mason Brown and Kimberly Lentz for bringing Fresh Artists to Salisbury to do a workshop for all the art teachers in Rowan County. This first installation in North Carolina was made by children in the North Rowan Middle School, under the direction of their Art teacher, Leigh Ann Alexander.
THANK YOU ALL WHO HELPED:
OUR GENEROUS DONORS
Sharon and Mike Agee
Bob and Kaye Mason Amos
Century 21 Town and Country
Steve and Celia Jarrett
Robert L. Mauldin Charitable Trust
Joe L. & Hester M. Sims Family Foundation
NORTH CAROLINA TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM STAFF
NORTH AREA PRINCIPALS
Leigh Ann Alexander
FRESH ARTISTS STAFF
Barbara Allen Alex Boatman
Roger C. Allen Katie Latona
SILLY CITY PROGRAM DESIGNER