It is with great pleasure we welcome you
2001 Children's Frog-Art Exhibit!
Throughout history, artists and story-tellers from around the world
have been inspired by the squat, plump little creatures we know as "frogs."
Here are some examples:
Musical flute-like instruments in Latin
America were intricately carved to resemble
the Incas of Peru
created golden statuettes depicting the revered frog;
believed frogs were linked to the miracles of nature and birth;
the Greek writer
Aristophanes created an entire play centered
Indian legend told of the earth resting
on the back of a giant frog and believed that earthquakes and tremors were
caused by his slightest movements;
and Australian Aborigines
believed they were able to predict weather patterns by listening for the
changing sounds in the frogs' song.
Frogs have been fashioned into precious jewelry,
inspired tales of fairy princesses, featured on postage stamps from Madagascar
and carefully formed from folded paper in the Japanese
art expression of origami.
The humble, endearing creature we call "frog" crosses
not only centuries of time, but cultural differences and boundaries in
his capacity to intrigue and delight us.
Our 2001 Gallery Exhibit is .
We need and welcome every child's creative voice, believing that each
painting and drawing is unique, valuable and has something important to
say. It is our hope that each time the freshness and honesty of this exhibit
is viewed, there is a chance that someone, somewhere will care a bit more
about the world's frogs and join us in helping them. Every child's art
will also be proudly published on our Thousand Friends of Frogs web site.
Please fax (651-523-2987), e-mail,
or send (the mailing address is at the end of this page) your creative
artwork so we can publish it on our Thousand Friends of Frogs web site!"
Friends of Frogs
Center for Global Environmental Education
Hamline University Graduate School of Education
1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104-1284
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