Kay Haring Book Signing and Art Show
Iconic pop artist Keith Haring comes to life for young readers in this picture book biography lovingly written by his sister. This one-of- a-kind book explores the life and art of Keith Haring from his childhood through his meteoric rise to fame. This is a story to inspire, and a book For Keith Haring fans of all ages to treasure.
In honor of the Haring Family, proceeds of the Book Sale will go to the KASD Education Foundation. The Visual Arts Program of KASD is partnering this event. Kay Haring will host an assembly where she will read the book to our children in grades K-8 with the availability to pre-order the book.
Buy a book, visit with Kay, and see the 6th grade Art Exhibition inspired by the art of Keith Haring on May 5, 2017 from 6-8 PM at Kutztown Middle School Commons.
The 6th grade Curricular Unit on Keith Haring has been taught for over 11 years in conjunction with the students’ study of the DARE Program. DARE represents: Drugs and Alcohol Resistance Education. Keith Haring was an artist who created art based on about social issues. Students took an issue they learned through their DARE training and designed a visual representation of that issue utilizing Keith’s style of art. Students also created a marker vase representational piece like his Sculpture Vase work. “The confrontation between the history of vase paintings and the contemporary approach of drawing with marker and the mixture of contemporary and ancient symbols produces an ironic mixture of opposites"–Keith Haring