Mayor of London Joins Tracey Emin and Loyd Grossman in Backing Children’s Art Day

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LONDON.- The Mayor of London is backing a national campaign to get children and young people interested and involved in the visual arts. The Mayor joins the likes of artist Tracey Emin, writer and broadcaster Loyd Grossman and Children’s Laureate, illustrator Anthony Browne in urging youngsters to unleash their creative talents as this year’s Children’s Art Day begins. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: Drawing is a wonderful thing, because it uses a different part of the brain to that which deals with bus lanes. I think children should learn to draw because, not only is it a superb way to express yourself, it helps you to better appreciate great works of art. I hope Children’s Art Day can inspire young people everywhere to give it a go. Organised by engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, Children’s Art Day runs from 12-18 July, with thousands of young people taking part in hundreds of events up