Mural featuring work of bestselling author and 
area artist installed at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s Children’s Pavilion

As children in paint-flecked smocks crowded around the huge canvas in Bedford art gallery, splotches of yellow combined to form an unusual picture: a man, in a bathtub, with underwear on his head. In the upper left corner, a taco appeared, floating in the air above a skunk. Above the tub, the words “be silly” gave the children—all of whom were attending the 2016 Virginia Children’s Book Festival at Longwood University—permission to imagine and create to their hearts’ content. The mural they finished, which combines the work of bestselling children’s book author Todd Parr and Longwood alum Monty Montgomery, will … Continue reading