Sunday, June 24, 2012

Kids' Guernica at Helene Lange School in Mannheim, Germany

June 23, 2012 
The young artists“ of the Helene-Lange-School have created in an exciting process step by step their joint peace mural. Since May 18 students from various classes have been working on this project. They stayed behind after school and even came Saturdays to the school, in order to complete the painting.
On 20th of June the mural was presented during an official ceremony in the court yard of the school to all.
At the same time, the sister school of the Helene Lange School, namely the village school „Miracles de Yahvé“ in Togo, have started with their preparations. The plan is to have the students there paint as well their peace mural. Since canvas and paints do cost a lot of money, the Helene Lange School intends to collect money for this purpose. It would be the first Kids' Guernica mural to be painted in Africa, and the children of this African school would have for the first time the opportunity to get to know the use of colours.
The aim is to have both murals be exhibited one day together with other murals during a Kids' Guernica event. The Kids' Guernica murals go very often on trips, in order to be exhibited in different parts of the world. Since the canvas can be easily rolled together, they can be transported easily as part of the baggage one takes with oneself anyhow.
Christa Kleinbub