The World As Family

A close up picture of the paint kits and a hand off to a teacher

Connecting Alaskans Through Art

The World as Family is a collaborative art project developed by Leslie Robertson as one of our Community Artist Projects. Small painting squares relating to themes of kindness, empathy, and family will be created using a mobile paint kit. School-aged youth and teachers will be connected to Alaskan communities and other youth groups to work together using covid-safe exchanges to complete both sides of the squares in response to one of the themes. By sharing art related to these themes, people can actively participate in building a sense of community, connection, and stronger pathways to resilience.


The project will culminate with a physical installment of the painted squares that have been completed by students. This installment will showcase the connections built between communities during this time when we are all so physically far apart. A virtual option for viewing the installment will be announced in the near future.

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