Butterfly Kisses in Beijing- Part 1

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Butterfly Kisses in Beijing- Part 1

Back from Beijing, China.

Nanci & Ellen in front of the sign with the workshop descriptions at 798 ICAF

Nanci & Ellen in front of the sign with the workshop descriptions at 798 ICAF

My cousin Ellen McVicker and I were invited by 798 ICAF to share our Butterfly Kisses Book with art and storytelling workshops at their international children’s art festival October 1-7, 2015.

I798 ICAF logo

798 International Children Art Festival logo which was featured on signs, tickets and t-shirts.

The festival coincided with China National Week and Design Week in Beijing. Schools and factories were closed with many people off from work. 798 Art District was hustling and bustling with art and design in the streets, galleries and museums, vendors of all sorts, and of course- lots of people. Beijing, the capital of China has a population of 11+ million people!Waiting to buy tickets

Photo of people in Beijing waiting to buy tickets for Art+ workshop

Waiting in line to buy tickets for the art workshops

Artist cutouts

Large iconic cut outs of famous artists presented photo ops for visitors and stickers for participants.

Large iconic cutouts of famous artists offered photo ops for visitors

Large iconic cutouts of famous artists offered photo ops for visitors

We were in front of the camera and behind the camera throughout the week and I will be sharing our adventures with you here.

Ellen and Nanci with workshop participants at 798 ICAF

Ellen and Nanci with Butterfly Kisses book and some workshop participants

Stay tuned.

 

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