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Linking with Art: Focus on Children and Creativity

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The Linking with Art show sponsored by the San Bernardino Valley Links, Inc. in collaboration with the African American Historical Society and the Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce was held on Saturday, October 3rd at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jalani Bakari. There were over sixty African masked made by children.

This is a new program started by Margo Thomas, Chairman of the San Bernardino Valley Links art facet. Thomas a prominent artist in the area along with co-chairman Maryion Thompson Williams’ principal of Georgia Morris Elementary School in Rialto worked with students in the San Bernardino, Rialto and Riverside school district teaching the art of mask making.

Thomas remarked, “when we saw the smiles on the faces of the children as they viewed their completed masked at the art show, we knew the time and effort put into the program was more than well worth it.”

Other artists participating at the show was BerniE, Shannaa Fannell, Charles Knox, Diana Shannon and Margo Thomas.

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