Art is for Everyone

An Evening with Kay Haring

5.9, 2019 | 6:30 – 8pm

Evening sponsored by Debra Sikanas, Perrigo

The SCA is delighted to bring author Kay Haring, sister of famed pop artist Keith Haring, to West Michigan for a very special evening of storytelling and conversation about Kay’s book “The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing”. Grab a drink and nibbles and add your doodle to our group project (a nod to Keith Haring’s inclusive creative spirit). Then spend time in our intimate Performance Studio with Kay as she talks about her journey as a writer and creative, and the formation of her children’s book about her brother’s single-minded passion for making art for everyone.

Don’t miss this VIP opportunity for “behind the scenes” conversation with Kay Haring about one of the 20th Century’s most notable artists and her journey to share that story.

Keith Haring started drawing in New York’s subways in 1980 and by 1985 had produced hundreds of rapid, recurring line drawings. By expressing universal concepts of birth, death, love and war – using just a simple chalk line – he created a universally recognizable visual language. Haring saw his audience was expanding from the streets to galleries and museums; sometimes he collaborated with children on public projects, and he often painted in the presence of people so he could engage an immediate response. Haring died of AIDS-related complications in 1990; he used his imagery during the last years of his life to generate activism and awareness about AIDS. He continued drawing up until the last weeks before his death.

“The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing” will be for sale that evening and Kay will be available to sign copies.

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