Community Art Project Reception
Tue, Sep 14th 2010 01:00 pm
Before you head home tonight, stop down to 392 Pearl Street. There, at
The Read to Succeed Buffalo Community Art Project, a reception will be
held for twelve local artists who have donated their efforts to promote
literacy. The works feature images conveying ideas such as: "Literacy
and "Too many adults have put books aside in favor of
electronics and computer screens."
The images have been blown up
into large banners which will hang in various locations throughout the
city. Artists who have contributed their efforts to the cause include:
Vivian Boyd (Lockport), Jim Cookfair (Buffalo), Jeffrey Coutch
(Buffalo), Marybeth Cunningham (Buffalo), Colleen Darby (Snyder),
Shannon Deyell (Marilla), Jesse Horst (Clarence Center), Marinette
Kozlow (Buffalo), Fran Laguna-Brooks (West Seneca), M.L. McElroy
(Buffalo), Brian Nesline (Buffalo) and Elizabeth Horne (Corfu).
to Read to Succeed
Buffalo has a significant literacy problem: One in three adults in
Buffalo--approximately 65,000 people--read at or below a 5th grade
level. Fifty eight percent of 8th graders in Buffalo are not meeting
grade level standards and nearly half of the children entering
kindergarten do not have the skills or knowledge to be ready for school.
reception will be held this evening from 4pm - 6pm.