Children Learn From A Master Carver Of Stone Art

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

For Immediate Release:
August 28, 2008
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
816.701.3669
Children Learn From A Master Carver Of Stone Art
At The Plaza Branch Of The Kansas City Public Library

On Saturday, September 6, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. children can enjoy the works of a master stone carver from Zimbabwe as stone is chiseled into art. In addition, children can participate in the event with activities including smoothing rough stone with tools the sculptor uses, learning African songs, and hearing stories about the land where lions, elephants, and baboons roam wild.

The event complements the exhibit Chapungu: Nature, Man and Myth, a work of art on display at Powell Gardens that features more than 50 hand-carved stone sculptures. The artwork features titles such as The Birth, Sharing the Wisdom, Chameleon Man, Beer for the Wedding, and Earth Spirit.

The event is co-sponsored by Powell Gardens. Admission is free. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending or you may do so online.