FARMVILLE the Magazine – December 2016 – Farmville, Virginia

FARMVILLE the Magazine  Volume 1, NO. 5 December 2016
“A love of reading in the Heart of Virginia”
Story and photos by Carson Reeher
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Pages 26-33

Thanks goes out to “Farmville the Magazine” for the website feature on the Virginia Children’s Book Festival in  Farmville, Virginia. Over the three day festival we created a “LIVE” mural using many of Todd Parr’s characters combined with a feel of my various series of works. The mural is featured avove and is titled, “BE WHO YOU ARE”. The coolest part of this mural is that the kids and adults at the festival created with us. A total group effort which will bring a positive message for our youth and be filled with amazing energy for everyone. The “LIVE” collaborative mural came to life in the main gallery of Bedford Hall October 13th through 15th 2016 on the Longwood University campus. The mural was displayed at Centra Southside Community Hospital for a couple months and will now be dedicated to Virginia’s children at it’s permanent home, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond. It was so awesome creating with kids from all over the map. The VCBF is always looking for helping hands, physically and financially. Their mission, as Juanita Giles, executive director, reminds us ‘is to create a culture of literacy in our region in particular and our Commonwealth at large.

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