No person has the right to rain on your dreams by deborahsimmerman

No person has the right to rain on your dreams

I went to the Museum of Fine Arts today to see the William Merritt Chase show, which I enjoyed very much.

In the glassed-in courtyard where the café is, some kids' art from community centers (like Boys and Girls Clubs) had just been hung -- large bright quilt-like banners with hopeful words. In these times when most of us are feeling anxious and afraid about the future, I admired the leaders in these community centers who are teaching the kids to be brave and speak out, to respond to the dark times with art instead of despair.

I worked for the Art Education Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for thirty-two years, and one of our alumni is the art director at one of the Boys and Girls Clubs. He himself overcame difficult challenges to become a teacher, and I know he's now having a positive influence on many kids' lives.

This project inspired me, and I'm so glad they hung the pieces at the museum.
I love this philosophy they're working to teach the children - what a wonderful way to encourage them with this quilt they've created.
January 14th, 2017  
A great quilt and words of hope. Interesting capture
January 14th, 2017  
A lovely quilt and great saying
January 14th, 2017  
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