The Max Reddick Experience

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
"Quilt paintings"—acrylic on canvas paper, with fabric borders from Ringgold’s story quilt of the same name—illustrate a Depression era girl’s imaginative foray to heights from which she can see and therefore claim her world. 
Picnicking on the roof of her family’s Harlem apartment building—a “tar beach” to which they bring fried chicken and roasted peanuts, watermelon and beer, and, not least, friends and laughter—Cassie pictures herself soaring above New York City: above the George Washington Bridge, which her father helped build; above the headquarters of the union that has denied him membership, because he’s black; above the rooms in which they live. 
Ringgold’s strong figures and flattened perspective bring a distinctive magic to this dreamy and yet wonderfully concrete vision, narrated in poetic cadences that capture the language and feel of flight. Ages 4-8.

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

"Quilt paintings"—acrylic on canvas paper, with fabric borders from Ringgold’s story quilt of the same name—illustrate a Depression era girl’s imaginative foray to heights from which she can see and therefore claim her world.

Picnicking on the roof of her family’s Harlem apartment building—a “tar beach” to which they bring fried chicken and roasted peanuts, watermelon and beer, and, not least, friends and laughter—Cassie pictures herself soaring above New York City: above the George Washington Bridge, which her father helped build; above the headquarters of the union that has denied him membership, because he’s black; above the rooms in which they live.

Ringgold’s strong figures and flattened perspective bring a distinctive magic to this dreamy and yet wonderfully concrete vision, narrated in poetic cadences that capture the language and feel of flight. Ages 4-8.

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