ISABELLA (IZZY) CHURCH
Izzy has a passion for storytelling. Izzy is the author-illustrator of Dr. Pookie and The Case of His Missing Thought and the novel, Angry Movie Guy. Originally from California, Izzy lives in Manhattan, where she works as an artist, artivist, actress, producer, and director.
Izzy has curated and displayed her artwork at numerous contemporary galleries including, World Trade Center, Richard Taittinger Gallery, Afro-Punk, Howl Happening, NYU-Kimmel Gallery, No More Black Targets (revolving show), North Side Festival, and numerous other art galleries & events.
About this book, Izzy hopes to provide an alternative way for children and parents alike to view the elaborate high-quality graffiti letters with their vivid colors as a secretive art form, which speaks of economics and upheaval in marginalized societies. The City streets invite you to decrypt their often progressive and amusing messages that range from political angst, animal & environmental activism to political slogans that inspire hope and action.
Izzy is delighted to showcase the artwork of the numerous artist selected to participate in this book.
Photographs By: Marten Kayle
eBook Version is Available
On her way to visit her sick grandma in Brooklyn, Little Red strolls through the neighborhoods of NYC and discovers the urban street art & graffiti that define many of the communities throughout the City. Little Red visits historical sites, including the Keith Haring wall, Freeman alley, and the World Trade Center, where she discovers unique art contributed by international and local artists.
On Little Red's stroll through Manhattan, she meets Vandal Wolf, a lost family of sheep, a Rat, and his pet pug, a crew of terrible toddlers, and a baby sumo wrestler.
Children will be delighted to learn about sticker tagging, yarn bombing, wheat pastes, and stencils in the colorful fractured fairy tale, Little Red & Vandal Wolf.
Download the free teachers guide here.
The teacher's guide was developed by the author to offer ideas, activities, and to point out unfamiliar terms. Teachers can use the guide to facilitate classroom exploration of the art and for writing a fractured fairytale.
Take a Tour/ In-Class Presentation
In-class presentations are a great way to engage students and get them excited about public art as a way of encouraging communities to participate in social change and justice.
If you are interested in booking a street art/graffiti tour of NYC follow the link. The tour will be given by a licensed star rated guide and follows a route that inspired the making of this book.
Street Art Gallery
These photos were taken over the last several years at the Keith Haring Wall and Freeman Alley.
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