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You're invited to join FOKUS at 10am on Sunday, February 17th, as we take children and their families on an exciting trip using the books "Peter's Chair" and "The Jones Family Express" during a morning of artmaking and reading at Dee & Ricky's Home Cooking. FOKUS will be reading each book to the children and then leading them in an arts and crafts workshop where they will create collage postcards based on themes from each book.
The postcards that the children will design following Peter's Chair will be based on the themes of family, sharing and siblings. The second postcard will be based on The Jones Family Express' themes of family, creativity, giving and travel.
We will supply all needed materials, but feel free to bring old magazines that you were planning to throw away because we are promoting reusable art materials. Also, we will cover the postage so the children can mail their postcards - because everyone loves to get art in the mail!
Dee and Ricky's will also have a special Breakfast menu available at this event.
Story Time Art: A Celebration of Family
Dee & Ricky's Home Cooking
Sunday February 17th at 10am
503 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11205
Save the Dates
Feb 19th: INSIGHT: Love Affairs issue release party
Feb 20th: "The Role of the Barbershop in Creating Community"
Feb 23rd: "Soul: A Night of Dinner and Poetry"
FOKUS is presenting these events in conjunction with the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project's Black Artstory Month on Myrtle: A Celebration of African American Art, Culture and Creativity to coincide with February’s recognition of Black History. To see the full calendar of events, visit Black Artstory Month.
When & Where
FOKUS increases the public's access to the arts through arts education programming and community-based arts events. Our mission is to educate, empower and unite diverse communities by using the arts.
FOKUS is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit that nurtures creativity in communities by exposing their members to art experiences. This is to help them discover their own creativity and use it to better themselves and their communities.
We also publish INSIGHT, an online arts magazine. INSIGHT magazine is based on the concept that we often look to art to define past civilizations. In turn, we provide insight into the artists who are shaping our culture through their work today. We provide insight into the worlds of actors, musicians, designers, fine artists, emerging artists and those who do not immediately come to mind when thinking about the arts/artists, such as culinary artists and industrial designers.