Come to the CSUEB Library UM Alcove and view art from all over the world, and over the decades, as well.
Founded in 1985, Paintbrush travels the world to encourage and enable children's expression through art. In the process, they have amassed a large collection of art that reflects the concerns and imagination of kids everywhere.
Paintbrush Diplomacy promotes peace and understanding through cross-cultural education of children, ages 5 – 18. By exchanging their art and personal stories with children thousands of miles away, the children begin to understand that we are more similar than different.
This particular exhibit installation was the brainchild of emerita CSUEB professor Joan Sieber.
As the new head of the non-profit, Paintbrush Diplomacy, Dr. Sieber was anxious to make the campus aware of the power and importance of children's art to worldwide communication and understanding.
She selected a dozen representative paintings from the PBD Collection, and we hung them in the former UM Librarians' Alcove. At the same time, she launched an online version of the larger collection of children's art - the Paintbrush Diplomacy Online Children's Teaching Museum - which is still evolving.
Producers: Richard Apple, Joan Sieber
Concept and Content Development: Joan Sieber, Richard Apple
Poster Art: Noah Apple
Text and Content: Richard Apple
Archival Support: Paintbrush Diplomacy.org
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