Quilt de la Renaissannce
Unlike most afterschool programs, our focus is on the arts and through the generosity of the Community Foundation, the Norton Foundation and Metro United Way, our children will begin a most significant journey through the studies of visual and performing artists of the Renaissance Period who have made an impact on the performing arts industry today.
Quilt de la Rennaissance
“Sunshine” Joe Mallard will work with 25 Students to create embroidery pieces representative of The Harlem Renaissance.
The art pieces created by the elementary and middle school children will represent the culmination of many values that go far beyond the craft of embroidery.. “Sunshine” Joe emphasizes the importance of individual and team building skills with a special emphasis on finishing what one starts. The children will be required to write an essay describing their experience in the project.
“Sunshine” Joe will construct the tapestry after the participants have completed their designs. A special unveiling and reception will be given honoring those who complete the project. Students, parents, community leaders, sponsors and the general public will be invited to attend. Each participant will receive a framed certificate of completion and a motivational poem written by “Sunshine” Joe.
The tapestry will be permanently displayed at the Louisville Central Community Center. It will acquaint the participants and the community at large with and expose them to the beginnings, characteristics, ending and influence of the Harlem Renaissance. It will also serve as a visual reminder that the arts are alive at the Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc.