Come to Storytime and Art in the Park: Jen Corace & Alison Paul this Thursday, August 7th and enjoy child-centered art from local performers and artists! Then, join Ricky Katowicz for “Art in the Park: Maurice Sendak’s Wild World!” free face painting, a mobile playground, and the free green grass of the park keep kids of all ages entertained. Grab lunch from the food truck market for a picnic in the park!
About Storytime and Art in the Park: Families bring a blanket and enjoy different storytellers under the trees near the fountain in Burnside Park followed by art-making with guest artist Ricky Katowicz. With PVD Food Trucks @ Kennedy Plaza (11:30am-1:30pm) And later on Thursday: Family-friendly music series and beer garden from 4:30 – 7:30pm 10:30am: Storytime features at least one story each Thursday morning from a local Rhode Island author, illustrator or storyteller and is accompanied by a mini-mobile playground and facepainting for little ones who have the wiggles, so the whole family can enjoy! 11:30am: Art in the Park -Maurice Sendak’s Wild World! Travel to distant lands! Fly through a night kitchen! Dance a frenzied jig! Burnside Park will transform into a Wild World inspired by the books and characters of Maurice Sendak, Children and their parents (ie. Wild Things) are invited to join guest artist Ricky Katowicz. To build, glue, paint, mold, arrange, fashion, and style. Each making session is to be followed by a glorious display of the work — and a parade… or two… and a photobooth… plus you!
About Jen Corace: Jen Corace is an artist and freelance illustrator who lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. Originally from the suburbs of southern New Jersey, she eventually made her way to the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a BFA in illustration. Jen has previously collaborated with Amy Krouse Rosenthal on Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Hoot.
About Alison Paul: Was born on Halloween morning (her parents still wonder whether she was a trick or a treat). She grew up in sunny California and lived a comfortable snow-free existence until moving to New England, where she attended the Rhode Island School of Design. Alison likes to cut and tear things out of paper to animate, illustrate, and tell stories. She is a recent RISD graduate, and currently a Providence resident.