NEW YORK | Mo Willems named Kennedy Center artist-in-residence

22Feb - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

NEW YORK (AP) — Children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems sees creativity as part of a grownup’s job.

“Having a child is an opportunity to be silly again,” says Willems, who has been named the Kennedy Center’s first ever “Education Artist-In-Residence.”

“I think parents forget that they are cool and if they want the next generation to be creative then they have to be that way, too.”

On Friday, the Washington, D.C.-based center announced that Willems would organize projects for children and their families, including “collaborative experiences across artistic genres.” The residency lasts two years, along with a year for preparation.

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