Family Program: Himalayan Animal Stories — Compassion for Endangered Species
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Sunday January 17, 2010 2:30-4:30
Participants will discover the endangered animals of the Himalayas and write and illustrate their own animal story. Artist and Books for Children Founder, Rima Fujita, will read her children’s books including a true story of the Dalai Lama’s dog, and will lead participants in creating their own hand-made books. Recommended ages: 8 – 12. Admission, $10 for adults, $8 for members and children.
Rima Fujita was born in Tokyo and has lived in New York since 1979. She studied at Parsons School of Design and received her B.F.A. in illustration and painting and has exhibited her work internationally to much acclaim.
In 2001 Rima established Books for Children, an organization that produces children’s books and donates them to orphans and poor children around the world. Her first book, Wonder Talk, was officially selected as recommended reading by the United Nations, and TB Aware has received various awards in the United States.
In 2006 she designed the signature poster for the International Peace Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, where she received special recognition from several Nobel Peace Laureates including the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Betty Williams.
Her published books include Simple Meditation, The Little Black Box, Wonder Talk, Wonder Garden and TB Aware. For more information about Rima please visit: www.rimafujita.com
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art was founded in 1945 to foster awareness and preservation of Tibetan art and culture. Public programs at the Museum are funded, in part, by funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Located at 338 Lighthouse Avenue, the Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For further information, please call 718-987-3500 or visit the museum’s website at www.tibetanmuseum.org.