Mrs. Ramona Lindsey’s Fourth graders, in partnership with Woodlawn Community School, are taking their feelings about the high level of violence in Chicago through the Stop the Violence Traveling Quilts Exhibit. Drawings are used to share how they really feel. While some pictures spoke louder than others, the messages were all the same – STOP THE VIOLENCE!
I had a chance to experience the quilts at the South Side Community Federal Credit Union, the first stop on the journey. It touched my heart to see and feel how insightful these young people are. They are in tune with the dangers of guns as well as things going on around them. My first inclination was to remove those blankets and wrap them around the first children encountered for protection. Since that was not possible, I took a few photos of the squares to share them with you.
The exhibit is currently on the second leg of itsjourney at the Harold Washington Thomas Hughes Children’s Library through October 30th. If you miss them there; no worries. They will travel throughout the Chicagoland area through April 15, 2011.
Their next stop is Toman Library at 2708 S. Pulaski from November 6 – November 27, 2010. There is even an opportunity to learn about the quilts from the student artists on Saturday, N0vember 13th from1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Be sure to stop by one of the locations to experience the sincerity and passion of Mrs. Lindsey fourth graders before it ends, and don’t forget to sign their guest book.
For the most current information on exhibits, visit http://ramonadlindsey.blogspot.com/
The Travel Quilts Exhibit is sponsored by State Farm insurance.