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NEA Launches ‘Blue Horse’ Charity Auction to Benefit Arts Education

The National Education Association (NEA) has teamed up with the NEA Foundation to host “The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse Charity Auction.”

The proceeds derived from the Internet auction will benefit the NEA Foundation’s “Art Inspires Learning, Learning Inspires Art” initiative. This project funds arts education grants for teachers. Follow this link to check out the artwork.

Here’s more from the release: “This initiative was inspired by Eric Carle‘s picture book The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, which celebrates imagination and artistic freedom. Each donated piece of art will feature that artist’s interpretation of a horse and celebrates imagination and the many and varied ways that each artist sees the world around him/her. The auction will include three waves of art: Group 1 will take place October 17th-27th. Group 2 will take place October 31st-November 10th. Group 3 will take place November 14th-24th.”

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fights Childhood Obesity

Eric Carle‘s beloved title, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, will be donated to 17,500 pediatrician offices around the country in a campaign to fight childhood obesity.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Academy of Pediatrics created the “Eating Healthy. Growing Strong.” campaign. They allied with We Give Books, a digital initiative from Penguin and the Pearson Foundation. The organization’s website features a Caterpillar reading guide, a special growth chart, and tips on healthy eating.

The press release has this quote from Carle: “I’m so pleased that my caterpillar can help to promote healthy eating in the fight against childhood obesity, and I hope The Very Hungry Caterpillar will be a happy reminder for children to grow healthy and spread their strong wings, like the butterfly in my book.”

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