“Quiet Art” is the story of a little girl, Wilda, and her persistent efforts to use art to communicate with the noisy, impatient world around her. Everyone is telling her to be "quiet!" and she must learn, with support from her Grandma Gert, to express herself and use the power of her own imagination to rebuild trust, faith and family.
Foster The Future, the charity initiative of the Grammy-nominated band Foster The People, partnered with Irv's Storytime in the summer of 2012 to create this collaborative book using illustrations from fans across the United States. And the cover art was designed and drawn by Foster the People drummer, Mark Pontius.
Each finished story includes a variety of illustrations from the diverse people who participate as illustrators, and each book Irv’s Storytime publishes benefits a charity or cause. For Quiet Art, 70% of the book's profits will benefit the Arts Education Partnership (AEP), a national coalition dedicated to ensuring a high quality arts education for every young person in America.
This book is a product of Irv’s Storytime, an organization that brings people together to share, illustrate and produce collaborative stories.