Friday, June 26, 2015

Year in Review: Grounds for Sculpture Exhibit!

On Tuesday I drove over to Grounds for Sculpture to pick up the work from our solo exhibit in the education gallery titled "Reflections in the Classroom".
The exhibit was meaningful on so many levels. First off, I felt extremely sentimental packing up my car with the 5th graders work because they are moving on to middle school now. I placed each framed piece in the car and thought about how great the past 5 years of knowing these kids and their families has been. As I looked again at the talent from these 10 and 11 year olds, I felt really proud to see what strong creative minds each has become and what lovely people. 

The exhibit was one of the best in my professional teaching career. We journeyed to GFS a couple of times to soak up the immense beauty of the landscape and when we visited in November 2014, each student went with a mission to capture inspiration in many ways: via sketches, photographs, writings, etc. Back in the art room, we discussed ideas and materials. 

Above: Art ready to be hung for the exhibit; Below: Two students working on projects during Art Enrichment.

Here's the whole group before the art left for GFS in April.

The day of our opening was really special. GFS gave each Artist a special name tag and had a lovely spread of finger foods for everyone to eat. It was an honor to have our Superintendent of schools, Dr. Smith, Interim Principal, Mr. Welsh, District Elementary Coordinator, Mr. Umstead and Secretary, Ms. Kopcow along with their families attend the opening.

Later in the month, for our annual fourth grade field trip, it was especially meaningful to see Bear Tavern students view the exhibit. They were really impressed by the work and that kids that they know "are famous artists".

Congratulations to my students on a job well done.

Visit Grounds for Sculpture this summer for an experience like no other:

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