In the Beginning: The Creation Through Art

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Printmaker Carroll Kehne details God’s seven-day formation of Earth through expressionistic silkscreen illustrations in new children's book

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I hope my illustrations will inform children and cause them to think and ask questions, creating an interactive discussion between a teacher or parent and child.

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

The Bible’s book of Genesis and its story of Creation inspired printmaking artist Carroll Harrison Kehne, Jr. to transform his original silkscreen prints into a children’s book illustrating how the earth was born in seven days.

In his book, “Mommy, who made Earth?,” Kehne uses expressionist artwork to retell the story of God’s creation of our world using 27 silkscreen prints, also known as serigraphs.

“My pictures in the book aren’t unlike the ones astronomers are presently showing from their space explorations of other solar systems,” Kehne said.

Kehne hopes the artwork, numbers, colors, shapes and patterns in “Mommy, who made Earth?” will help stimulate imagination and artistic growth in young children, and emphasize the important message that children should care for all things God created.

“I hope my illustrations will inform children and cause them to think and ask questions, creating an interactive discussion between a teacher or parent and child,” Kehne said.

For more information about Kehne and his books, visit http://www.kehnekids.com.

“Mommy, who made Earth?”
By Carroll Harrison Kehne, Jr.
ISBN: 978-1-5035-2853-6
Available in softcover, hardcover and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Xlibris

About the author:
Carroll Harrison Kehne, Jr. has a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and a master’s degree in education from Towson University. He is a founding member and former president of the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick. Upon retiring from the Frederick County Public School System after 35 years as an art educator, Kehne published his first children’s book, “Buried Treasure: A Pirate’s Tale.” He is married to Donna Price Kehne, and has two children.

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