Saturday, July 11, 2015

Members Musings 2015

Today was the opening for the GFS Members Musings exhibit.
Here is a sneak peek at a few of the pieces. 
I took close-up pictures to spark your interest.

For those of you that have been following this blog the past 5 years, you've seen images like this one above sporadically.
It's by my favorite sculptor Katie Trul. 
She is amazing! Her work is beautiful and she is big on reusing materials in her art and green art like I am.
So, guess who I saw today at the opening? Katie! She has two pieces in the exhibit and she showed me pictures of a new installation she is currently working... Let's just say-- it looks insane!!! Can't wait.

Here are a few more beauties from the exhibit :)

The exhibit is located in the Education Gallery. 

Tots on Tour: Elephants

It was a great (and packed) day at Grounds for Sculpture for my two Tots on   Tour sessions. I was a bit surprised because today feels like a day for families to be at the beach or "the shore" as they say in Jersey.
We began by reading 'Elmer' by David McKee
and then dove into creating these awesome elephant paintings.
Every month I do my best to connect the project with a related themed book. It has been one of the best parts of running Tots on Tour for all this time and I've read hundreds of great children's stories.
Elmer is a pretty popular book that is in most classrooms of early elementary level. Art teachers enjoy using tissue paper squares to create the lovable elephant.
I chose to go with a grey elephant and interesting background because it related more to the realistic colors of elephants which was what we were discussing today. We loved the idea of being unique and how special a patchwork elephant is.

I was really happy to see the kids make these elephants their own. One of my frequent students who is a huge shark fan, put the eyes on the ears and before he made mention, I immediately thought his elephant looked like a hammerhead shark. As Picasso said- Every Child is an Artist.
Watching the kids cut and arrange and glue their pieces in creative ways is the best part for me next to how happy they are to have spent the morning and early afternoon creating.

Have a wonderful weekend!