Monday, October 26
Elizabeth Zunon grew up in the hot, sunny, tropical, French-speaking country in West Africa called the Ivory Coast. As a little girl, she loved to draw, paint, make up dances and play dress-up, and as she grew up, she didn't really change!
She now lives in Albany, NY where she is primarily a painter/illustrator/artist's book-maker. She also dabbles in jewelry-making, handbag-making and ponders the endless possibilities of chocolate. Though now far away from her home country, her work is largely influenced by the people, places, and things from her childhood in the Ivory Coast.
She will discuss the making of the illustrations for her most recent book, One Plastic Bag: Isatou Cessay and The Recyling Women of the Gambia. Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way.
The bags accumulated in ugly heaps. Something had to change. Isatou Ceesay found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community
Workshop on the notion of invention.
9-9:30 Assembly Prek-1 Auditorium
10-10:45 Assembly 2-3 Auditorium
12-1:00 Workshop Grade 2 249
1:00-2:00 Workshop Grade 2 249