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Contact: Jim F. Milestone, (530) 242-3460
In collaboration with First 5 Shasta, SELP – Shasta Early Literacy Partnership and the Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc., the National Park Service is hosting a Children's Art Lesson with Whiskeytown Artist-in-Residence, Charles Graybosch. The event will take place at Brandy Creek Beach (near the beach store) on Saturday June 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Children with a parent or guardian are welcome to participate (the target audience is ages 2 to 10, but all are invited to join in).Water color paint kits, paper and instruction from artist Charles Graybosch will be available from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Charles Graybosch was born in Oklahoma City in 1988, but has spent most of his life in Chico, California. Charles received his Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of California at San Diego in 2010 and Masters of Fine Art from Columbia University in 2013. His work has been shown at the WPA Art Exchange in Los Angeles, First Street Gallery in New York, Foire Internatinale du Dessin and Galiere d'Art Contemporain en Ligne in France.
"This is a fun and unique opportunity for children to meet a real artist" stated park Superintendent Jim Milestone. "We hope parents will take advantage of this special program, giving their kids a chance to learn to paint with different colors and enjoy a day at the beach."
The program is free to the public with paint kits and paper supplied by the Friends of Whiskeytown, a non-profit organization supporting Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
First 5 Shasta, focuses on the first 5 years of a child's life.First 5 Shasta is the local leader in early childhood investment, building a pathway to success for young children.The program funds services that enhance and improve the lives of children ages 0 to 5.Every child that participates will be given a free children's book to take home and read with their parents courtesy of Shasta Early Literacy Partnership (SELP) and First 5 Shasta.
Charles Graybosch was selected as one of this summer's Artist in Residence at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Applicants from across the nation were juried and selected by the Art Curator from the de Young Museum of Fine Arts in San Francisco.The Friends of Whiskeytown sponsors the Artist in Residence Program.