Zany Zoo cast another wide net by inviting every child in the Norristown PA School District to adopt and paint a portrait of their favorite animal in the tiny local Elmwood Park Zoo. The resulting 796 portraits were exhibited to honor of the 50th Birthday of Earth Day and ninety-nine artworks became part of the Fresh Artists Collection of Children’s Art. Ten portraits were chosen to create the Zany Zoo Fresh Artists 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle.
The 33 young artist/philanthropists whose art is showcased on Kikkerland puzzles are proud to know these unusual and sophisticated games will be in gift and museum shops throughout the world, generating funds to save art education in severely underfunded schools throughout America. Pablo, grade 9 told us, “I’ve had so much help in my life. I need to give back. Through my art, Fresh Artists will keep giving and giving – maybe for 50 years. Maybe for 100 years. Maybe forever. This makes me feel real good.”