Workhouse Arts Center artists Mary Gallagher Stout and John Gascot (a.k.a. The Art Monkeys) have just published "USA to Z: Artful ABC's for Kids of All Ages." The book features alphabetized mixed media paintings of cities across the country.
"Kids learn English, geography and using art and thinking in a creative way," Stout told Patch. "John and I had been talking about making a children's book together, and I know that I have more in me that I want to write."
The duo chose cities based on population, and premiered their 6"x6" pieces in the Workhouses's recent 30x30 exhibition, where a number of artists were tasked with creating a new painting every day for a month. The work is still on display in the McGuire Woods Gallery in building W-16.
Stout is the author of two other books: "My Eye on the Philadelphia Mummers" and "Real Life Drawing: My Eye on Washington D.C."
You can see more work by Mary Gallagher Stout and John Gascot in building 4 of the Workhouse Arts Center.