Author and Artist Ellen Skidmore is September speaker
Most people take for granted the ability to speak and to quite literally “say” what’s on their mind. It becomes second nature. For a small number of people, it is neither easy nor automatic. Communication is a constant struggle. Artist Ellen Skidmore is one of those people.
Skidmore will talk about her difficulties growing up with a severe speech impediment, which led her to write and illustrate a children’s book called ELLEN: The Little Girl Who Found Her Voice, as part of the Business for the Arts of Broward’s Arts Mean Business speaker series, presented by Forre & Co. Fine Art Gallery, on Friday, Sept. 25th from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free. RSVP to email@example.com.
Skidmore’s book is illustrated by 28 paintings in her distinctive style – full of luminous color and delicate but whimsical subject matter. Skidmore’s paintings illustrate the 60-page book she hopes parents will read to their children to help them accept who they are – especially if they are considered to be “different” from other children – and to learn to follow their passions.
In related news, Skidmore will host a children and family interactive event at Events at Forre & Co. Fine Art Gallery, 1007 E. Las Olas Blvd. on Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a cocktail reception with Skidmore from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 25 from 7:30 to 9 a.m.: Meet and hear author and artist Ellen Skidmore discuss her difficulties growing up with a severe speech impediment which led to a children’s book called ELLEN: The Little Girl Who Found Her Voice. The book is illustrated by 28 paintings in her distinctive style – full of luminous color and delicate but whimsical subject matter. Presented by Business for the Arts of Broward Arts Mean Business Speaker Series at NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale. FREE. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Business for the Arts of Broward
Business for the Arts of Broward is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) engaging businesses and business leaders to advocate and educate about the importance of the County’s art and cultural community as well as to recognize the connection between cultural vitality, creative success, and economic development.