“The Biggest Family in the World”

For the past two years I have had the privilege of being a part of a story that is really beyond description.

 

I have previously written biographies about Charles Mulli. A six year old Kenyan boy who was abandoned by his family, but who grew up to become extremely rich. Then one day he decided to sell all he had, to go into slums and rescue street children.

 

The books themselves have reached people 16 and over.

 

But what about children?

 

When I met with Charles Mulli in January of 2013 we talked through the basic layout for what would become a children’s book about his life.

 

My friend Faye Hall has dedicated the last two years of her life to create 32 paintings that capture Mulli’s life. She has done an indescribable work. I could not even dream of the paintings being this good.

 

The measure of a true artist, for me, is not someone who draws you to their work, but rather to the story the work is depicting. When I look at her paintings‎ I don’t simply see Mully Children’s Family, I feel what it is like to be there.

 

The book will be officially launched in December. However, you are welcome to see each of the paintings this week. If you happen to come on Friday evening, Faye and I will be there to personally walk you through each painting.

 

I encourage you to take a moment to simply ask God what He wants to do in your life. His plans and His creativity is my greatest inspiration.

 

Here are the details:

 

Paul Boge and Faye Hall invite you

to a ONE WEEK ONLY showing for the Mully Children’s Family

32 paintings from the new children’s book

“The Biggest Family in the World”

the story of the life of Charles Mulli

written by Paul and illustrated by Faye

at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery

600 Shaftesbury Ave. (south of Grant at CMU)

Sept. 6th – 13th

Gallery Hours:

Sat. noon – 5 pm

Mon. – Fri. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday, Sept 12th will be a special artist and writer evening (7:00 – 9:00 pm) with tours and stories.

For private tours, contact Faye at fhall@shaw.ca

 

An ideal opportunity to introduce children to an art gallery, so that they can follow the miraculous story of Mulli’s life in painting form.

 

The book will be released in the fall of 2014 by Castle Quay Books.

 

Article by CANSTAR Weeklies about the showing:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/souwester/Illustrating-a-miraculous-life-274104611.html

 

Short Video showing Faye’s studio (with the paintings) and previews of the book art:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptdujxBDpW4   (music courtesy of Steve Bell)‎

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