All Things Bright and Beautiful Calendar: Front Cover

In 2002 fellow artist Chantal E.Y. Bethel and I were approached by Mrs. Lavender Roberts, an early childhood department teacher, to facilitate and participate in the creation of artwork by students of The Sunland Lutheran School’s early childhood department. The project was inspired by a similar project undertaken by renowned Bahamian artist Mr. Antonius Roberts. Works were created by students and then refined by the artists and signed by both students and artist. Twelve of the artworks were selected and the end result was the "All Things Bright and Beautiful" calendar. Its publication was sponsored by Miami Children’s Hospital who also hosted a reception and art exhibition of the works under the theme "Children Helping Children".

All Things Bright and Beautiful Calendar: Back Cover

The original artworks were auctioned off and the calendar was sold, proceeds went in aid of the early childhood department of Sunland Lutheran School. In the words of Mrs. Lavender Roberts:

The children were creative and learned to work along with others in a fun filled environment, splashing paint and deciding on what to paint. This experience was a wonderful success for all involved."

Claudette Dean