The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center will be hosting a virtual community project for International Points Day on Wednesday, September 15.
International Dot Day began in 2009, and is based on “The Dot”, a book by Peter Reynolds.
According to the International Points Day website, the book tells the story of a caring teacher who inspires a student to trust her own abilities by being brave enough to “make a mark.” self-discovery and confidence ignited in the participants.
International Points Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. This year, the City of Auburn will participate in the celebration to mark this history with its imprint.
Emilie Dombrowski, arts education specialist for the city of Auburn, said she hopes the event will be completely virtual this year.
She said the arts center will provide the download and community members can design the piece however they want. Completed works can be deposited by the arts center before September 15th.
The art project will then be posted on the Auburn Arts Association Facebook page and in the children’s gallery from September 15 to 7. 22.
Community members are encouraged to make the piece their own using crayons, paints, collages or even words. The submissions will then be combined to create a community artwork.
This is not the first time that members of the Auburn community have participated in the event. In 2019, Dean Road Elementary School participated in the festivities, as reported by the Reynolds Center, a nonprofit created by Reynolds.
Students at the school were encouraged to participate through games and activities, and were even greeted with a special video message from Reynolds himself.
In 2020, the Auburn Early Education Center also participated in the event. However, they came up with several options for dot-inspired illustrations and asked participants to pick an idea and make it their own.
Some of these ideas included coffee filter dots, edible dots using M&M, dots made from paper plates, and stamped dots.
“I hope you join the growing global community of champions of creativity in using their talents, gifts and energy to move the world to a better place,” author Peter Reynolds said in a note to the website official International Points Day.
Dombrowski said that what makes International Point Day unique is what was originally created to celebrate creativity, courage and collaboration among children, has become a global sensation not only for children but also for children. the adults.