Book Birthday Bash: Dancing Through Fields of Color: The Story of Helen Frankenthaler

Book Birthday Bash

 

Dancing Through Fields of Color written by Elizabeth BrownHappy Book Birthday to DANCING THROUGH FIELDS OF COLOR: THE STORY OF HELEN FRANKENTHALER!

In this picture book, they said only men could paint powerful pictures, but Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) splashed her way through the modern art world. Channeling deep emotion, Helen poured paint onto her canvas and danced with the colors to make art unlike anything anyone had ever seen. She used unique tools like mops and squeegees to push the paint around, to dazzling effects. Frankenthaler became an originator of the influential “Color Field” style of abstract expressionist painting with her “soak stain” technique, and her artwork continues to electrify new generations of artists today. DANCING THROUGH FIELDS OF COLOR discusses Frankenthaler’s early life, how she used colors to express emotion, and how she overcame the male-dominated art world of the 1950s.

We’re so happy you’re at our party for DANCING THROUGH FIELDS OF COLOR: THE STORY OF HELEN FRANKENTHALER. Join in the fun…

PARTY LOCATION…

Art studio

PARTY SOUNDS…

Dance music, of course!

PARTY FOOD…

Cake with colorful rainbow icing and pizza…lots of pizza!

PARTY GAMES…

Painting activities using Helen Frankenthaler’s techniques, art-making activities, creative crafts

PARTY FAVORS…

Bookmarks, watercolor painting sets and art paper

DANCING THROUGH FIELDS OF COLOR: THE STORY OF HELEN FRANKENTHALER is written by Elizabeth Brown and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers. You can buy this book at the retailers below…

Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Brown holds an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and teaches writing and humanities at Saint Augustine College. Dancing Through Fields of Color is her debut picture book and a Junior Library Guild Selection. She lives outside of Chicago with her family and three cats. Her website is www.elizabethmbrown.com and you can follow her on Twitter @ebrownbooks.

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