Literature and art are natural companions; children’s illustrated literature is an early introduction to both. Kevin Henkes’ Birds is a favorite book to share – with babies through second-grade students – while leading Woodson Art Museum programs during Birds in Art 2019, on view through December 1.
Although coworkers and friends have described me as “lanky,” “gangly,” and a “human coatrack,” I love all types of high calorie, extra gluten, extra cheesy, extra crispy, deep fried marvels. When asked what the snow sculptors wanted for lunch, their only answer was “calories.” If you'd like to burn off some calories, too, check out the 2019 snow sculpture and Victor Vasarely: Op Art Master, which remains on view at the Woodson through Sunday, February 24. It’s the perfect place to stop after lunch.
December can be a difficult month in which to maintain perspective. Those of us in the northern hemisphere appreciate the many festivals and holidays of lights, as daylight is fleeting and the darkness descends. I recently shared a light-hearted story – with some of the Woodson Art Museum’s youngest program participants – about a snoring bear awakened too soon from his hibernation by well-meaning but rowdy friends. Bear’s initial, grumpy response was softened by Mouse’s offer of friendship . . . and snacks.