with Ginny Huo
The Studio Museum in Harlem brought in the New Year with inspiration from Focus: Danielle Dean. During our Target Free Sunday Hands On workshop, visitors created flip books to explore transformation through animation! We caught up with Teaching Artist Ginny Huo to learn more about how her own artwork informed this exciting process. Read our interview with her and learn how to create your own flip book below.
Chloe Hayward: Tell me a bit about yourself. Where are you from originally?
Ginny Huo: Well, I moved around a lot but I was born in Hawaii, my family is Korean. I grew up mostly in the suburbs of Chicago.
CH: What inspires you to create?
Last month The Studio Museum in Harlem invited visitors to explore the artwork in A Constellation. During the Target Free Sunday Hands On Workshop, visitors used Betye Saar as inspiration to create a work of art with symbolic imagery!
In Lil’ Studio, our mini artists were inspired by the exhibition Black: Color, Material, Concept. After we read the story Black Cat by Christopher Myers, we made artwork using only the color black!
Check out our calendar for upcoming Family Programs. We hope to see you uptown soon!
Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin A. Ramsey
Atlanta-based playwright, photographer and folk art painter Calvin Alexander Ramsey grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and Roxboro, North Carolina. He is a former Advisory Board Member of the Robert Woodruff Library Special Collections at Emory University in Atlanta. He is also a recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award. His plays have been performed in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; San Francisco; Valdez, Alaska; Omaha, Nebraska; Baltimore; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
In early September, the Studio Museum welcomed Ramsey as its guest for the monthly program, Books & Authors, Kids!, where he read from his children’s book Ruth and the Green Book (Carolrhoda Books, A Division of Lerner Publishing Group, 2010). Books & Authors, Kids! allows children to have a creative experience with some of their favorite writers and artists, including hands-on workshops, storytelling and a book-signing.
The Studio Museum in Harlem jump started National Library Week with a Books & Authors, Kids! program on April 14, 2013 with author and illustrator, Ambre Anderson. Anderson read from her book, Qualities and facilitated a fun origami animal art workshop.
Qualities is a colorful and engaging story of a little girl’s journey through the animal kingdom. Ambre Anderson says she created Qualities, “to promote awareness to children about how to find their own confidence." Little Lee, the book's main character, learns about the special abilities of different animals and discovers her own special qualities.
What are your good qualities?
The Studio Museum wrapped up its last in-school residence this month, after a year of meaningful, successful school partnerships. One of the highlights this year was our partnership with Dorothy Day Head Start Center in Harlem through Cool Culture’s Literacy Through Culture program.
The First Studio Poetry and Short Story Contest
Are you a poet? Do you like to write short stories? Have you ever written a poem or a short story using an artwork as inspiration? Are you between the ages of two and eighteen? If so, you’re invited to participate in Studio magazine’s first short story and poetry contest, A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words.