Celebrate the launch of Mishou Magazine, a new all-ages art publication from Children’s Museum of the Arts and Dizzy Books, on Sunday, June 13 in Washington Square Park! Co-hosted by The New Now founder Kim Hastreiter, this free celebratory event takes place in the alcove opposite the playground in Washington Square Park and will feature snacks, chalk, and complimentary copies of the magazine for all.
Mishou Magazine is an all-ages art publication that acknowledges the importance of early childhood education and aims to validate children’s identities as individuals and artists. Mishou highlights work by artists ages 15 and under and features collaborations between generations and interactive activities. The first issue is centered around the theme of “Stone Soup,” inspired by the eponymous folktale about coming together as a community to help one another. Activities include designing your own written language with artist Aidan Koch, creating art prints with food scraps, “Find the Difference,” and a maze on the back cover by New Yorker illustrator Joana Avillez. The issue also includes contributions by young artists living on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, a family of artists in Hong Kong, submissions by children all around the world, and much more.