Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kids in Print

The Richland County Public Library has a program where they invite children ages 6-18 to submit black and white drawings, one page writings, and photographs for their publication called Kids in Print. This year 440 pieces were submitted and Ellen's black and white drawing titled Spring was selected for publishing! They sent us a letter of recognition and an invitation for a reception to honor the artists that was held on Saturday.

The picture above was taken during the pre-reception slide show. During the reception a local author gave a speech encouraging the writers and artists in the crowd. At the end they awarded all the kids with free copies of the Kids in Print book.

The publication sells for $5 and is on loan at the library all year. The art will be on display in the library all month (see picture below). Afterwards they served cupcakes and punch. It was a special day for Ellen and we were all so proud to be there to celebrate her.


William Kruidenier said...

Way to go, Ellie! A published artist at such a young age -- nice going!

Laura said...

so fun! i love all the art you are exposing your girls to and encouraging them in. bravo. :)

Lesley said...

Congrats Ellen! That is a very special day to remember!

Anna Morrison said...

Jen and Daniel, I think it is great that you both are continually immersing your girls into such rich experiences. I know Ellen must have felt truly honored. What a sweet image she has to take away from that. Way to go.

Ellen, I simply love the Spring picture. I am a huge fan of your art and style. :)

PineapplePrincess said...

that is fantastic! Way to go Ellen!