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"Canvas and Cordials" Paint Party: Summer 2017

Canvas and Cordials, Paint Party

A series of paint parties to support the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Fresno State will be held on various Wednesday evenings, at various locations in Fresno and Clovis, during the summer. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to purchase food and drinks from the restaurant.

Funds from the Canvas and Cordials Paint Party, presented by the Arne Nixon Center Advocates, will also support the creation of a community mural in spring of 2018 by award-winning children’s illustrator Rafael López. Volunteers will be needed to help prepare and paint the mural wall. Families will be welcome to come and paint and add color to a Fresno neighborhood.

The Next “Canvas and Cordials” Paint Party:

Elephant Paint Party

  • 7–9:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • Elephant Lounge (80 W Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA)
  • Get tickets at the Eventbrite Elephant event page.

Jaipriya Kaur is the painting instructor for the evening. Kaur, a Fresno State graduate with a bachelors in art education, currently teaches beginning and advanced art at Madera High School. Her colorful artwork is often filled with the intense energy of the brush strokes, creating brave and deep decisions on canvas.

Paint Party Fundraisers

This details a series of Canvas & Cordials events that will be happening May-August.

Mia Cuppa Paint Party

  • 7–9:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • Mia Cuppa Caffé (620 East Olive Ave., Fresno, CA)

Gazebo Paint Party

  • 5:30–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017
  • Gazebo Gardens (3204 N Van Ness Blvd, Fresno, CA)

Ovidio Paint Party

  • 7–9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017
  • Ovidio Italian Restuarant (3097 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA)

Elephant Paint Party

  • 7–9:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • Elephant Lounge (80 W Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA)
  • Get tickets at the Eventbrite Elephant event page.

Housed in Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library, the Arne Nixon Center is one of North America’s leading resources for children’s literature with more than 60,000 books, periodicals, manuscripts and works of art.

The ticket donation price is $45, which provides all the supplies to complete a 16-inch by 20-inch painting and a canvas apron to take home. Sign up online using Eventbrite link below or contact the Arne Nixon Center to pay by check. Space is limited.

For more information, including assistance with physical accommodations, contact the Arne Nixon Center at 559.278.8116 or email Jami Sanford at jsanford@csufresno.edu.

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