Students to paint with artist
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Chichi Williams, seen here painting a mural  in the windows of the old Wilmington Home Center in July, will be leading a mural project in Wardsboro.
Chichi Williams, seen here painting a mural in the windows of the old Wilmington Home Center in July, will be leading a mural project in Wardsboro.
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WARDSBORO- In September, Wardsboro Elementary School children will draw and paint four “window size” murals of farm animals on the historic barns at the park and library and the artist will apply a sealant before and after the color painting.

This is a two-day project for the school children, on Monday and Tuesday, September 11 and 12. During the two days, the children will draw the farm animals using the artist’s projector and her own original artwork, as well as painting the animals. Williams will have several assistants for this project: teaching staff, library staff, and library volunteers.

Muralist Chinon “ChiChi” Williams, known professionally as Chinon Maria, will work with the children and completed a mural project in Wilmington this summer.

A generous benefactor of the Wardsboro Public Library provided the funding for painting murals on the Wardsboro Public Library barn and MacMichael Park barn, both located on Main Street.

Williams was born and raised in the Green Mountains of Vermont. She first began cultivating her creative path by secretly drawing and painting on the walls of her home. She graduated with a BFA from Montana State University. Previously a professional alpine skier, Williams began a career in the arts immediately after her retirement from competitive sports at 24 years of age. Her Colombian roots have greatly impacted her use of a vibrant colorful palette while her life-long influences of urban street art, textile design, animation, and the fashion industry are present throughout her work.

Williams is committed to the social responsibility of being an artist and being an advocate of art education for children. She regularly involves communities to be part of her murals to actively inspire youth through creativity. In 2015, Chinon Maria Studios launched Maven Murals, a full service custom mural company.

For more information call the library at (802) 896-6988.
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