Watch Ashley with the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre players: Jamie Keithline and Dave Regan!
WE ARE SEEKING LOCAL, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL PARTNERS TO HELP US BRING THE FILM´S MESSAGES TO AUDIENCES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, SPARKING UNIQUE CONVERSATIONS AROUND ART, RACISM, WAR, AND JOY/HOPE/FAITH AS TOOLS TO CREATE COMMUNITY.
Partners will support our efforts to spread the word about Ashley´s world, his art and message of joy and inclusion to create community, combat racism, keep African American heritage alive, and reach out to children through his own childlike wonder and generosity.
Some partnership opportunities include: Host public screening and Q&A programs. Host school dialogues and screenings for children K-12 and college students. Underwrite a companion educational guide for the film to be offered online at no cost to schools across the country. Underwrite theatrical premieres in major cities.
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"I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan, whose art has been a beacon of light in a much needed world where people of all ages can enjoy the message of hope and joy that we see in graphic form. We learn and laugh with the characters his puppets present and we rejoice when seeing the colors that comprise his beautiful paintings. Ashley’s art lives on in our minds even when it is not before us."
David Driskell, Artist/Curator/Scholar