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