exciting Artist Harvest update!

All the hard work on the Artist Harvest is coming to FRUITion! (sorry, we couldn’t resist). We will be presenting 3 of our sculptures at the Livingston Oval on May 23 from 10-1 pm. Artist Harvest w Web

We are proud to announce that the Messy Artist will be featured at Livingston’s Family Festival Day, a featured event during the town’s 18th annual Youth Appreciation Week.  The Family Festival Day, scheduled for Saturday May 23, 2015, is a community-wide celebration, from 10am-3pm, offering many family friendly activities including pony rides, a petting zoo, craft tents, face painters, a giant blow-up obstacle course and slides, a chalk walk, and others.

The Messy Artist will be displaying half of the Artist Harvest collection in the Food Day tent.   Food Day is a nationwide celebration focused on access to healthy foods and it was created to inspire positive changes in our diets and our food policies.  Livingston is an active participant in this real food movement and has hosted food day events for the past three years.  Our Artist Harvest collection, a concept conceived by Donna, excites children and adults alike about fruits and vegetables while also honoring the style of a famous artist.

On display at the Food Day tent will be 3 pieces out of the 6-piece collection:

  • Munch-Room- a mushroom painted in the style of Edvard Munchsummer art camp nj
  • Straw-Dali – a strawberry painted in the style of Salvador Dalifine art class nj
  • Peppered like Pollack- a pepper painted in the style of Jackson Pollackartist harvest the messy artist

Here is where you come in! Because we want to get even our youngest artists involved in this public art project, children will be invited to help us complete the Peppered like Pollack.  The display will start at 10am with the pepper in plaster ready for paint and we will end our display at 1pm with a work of art thanks to our many visitors who will pick up a brush and splatter away.   Please consider joining us, and dress for the mess!

Here’s a slideshow of The Artist Harvest Project as it has progressed. Students and staff have been working together to create the giant fruits and vegetables:

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To learn more about Livingston’s Youth Appreciation Week go to http://www.youthappreciationweek.org/

To learn more about Food Day go to www.foodday.org and to learn more about Livingston’s efforts, email Stacey Rubinstein at staceyrubinstein@gmail.com or like the Livingston Food Day Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LivingstonFoodDay.


Author: hellokidsart

The Messy Artist is a special place to create art. We offer year-round art classes for children 18 months through adulthood. In addition to art classes from September through June, we offer summer art camp and Drop-In and Play art activities for kids between our regular sessions. Our bright, colorful studio is also the perfect place for a kid’s birthday party! The Messy Artist children’s art center was created and designed by Owner/Director Donna Bernstein, a professional educator and artist. The curriculum is inspired and guided by Donna’s teaching experience and research in child development, as well as her passion for art. At The Messy Artist, art lessons for kids entertain and enrich their brains, bodies, and hearts.

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