Children’s Art Explores Family Life
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“Children’s Art Explores Family Life,” Ensign, Apr. 1993, 78

Children’s Art Explores Family Life

More than 2,600 young artists, ranging from five to eleven years old and living in thirty countries, have told the Museum of Church History and Art what they enjoy about their families through a diverse group of drawings, paintings, and collages.

Submitting their art for an international exhibit, the children drew pictures about gardening, biking, camping, going to movies, reading scriptures, praying, and going to church.

A committee of museum staff members and volunteers selected 284 pieces to hang in a special exhibit that will be on display through April 24. Included are drawings sent in by Latter-day Saint children living in Russia, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, American Samoa, Switzerland, Italy, and many other countries. The art, done in colored pencil, watercolor, oil, crayon, finger paint, and collage, is mounted for display.

“The pictures celebrate the importance of families,” said museum educator Jenny Lund, who helped organize the exhibit. “Through their art, these children express their faith in God, their love for their families, their insight, and their creativity.”

The exhibit, titled “Through a Child’s Eye: All Families of the Earth Be Blessed,” was organized into four sections: families at worship, families at work, families at play, and a general grouping about families.

My Clean Room, Sarah-Marie Wettstein, 7, Switzerland

Family Prayer, Ana Paula Marquez, 11, Argentina