this past friday there was an art show at the boys’ school
this is something that has been done for the past several years
and it is really an incredible event
the halls of the school are filled with art
there is something displayed for every student
*for perspective – the white labels are 1″x3″ mailing labels*
that is an actual plaster mold of his hand
there are collaborative projects for every class and every grade
kindergarten – found object art
each class has a 3’x6′ panel
made up of individuals boxes (shoe box lids)
first grade – weaving
fourth grade – experiential art
these are life-size plaster creations
fifth grade – pop art
made with recycled material
i’m always overwhelmed
when i think of this
(the tears flow even now)
by the beautiful art
that these children produce
by the loving guidance
that must be shown them
to allow them to shine so brightly
and mostly overwhelmed that
my children are privileged
to have an amazing art teacher
who gives them this wonderful experience
from the bottom of our hearts!
here are some more images from this years show
i cannot convey the true magnitude of this experience
in tiny snapshots
but hopefully these glimpses of beauty
can give you a small taste
Wow! I am amazed!! What fabulous art! If only all the people of the world could grow up surrounded with that kind of exposure to creative expression and beauty. Wouldn’t the world be a different place?
I am so glad to hear that the boys still have an art program at their school! I know that art and music are always the first to be cut if there are budget constraints. What a wonderful opportunity for them!
very cool! we would have loved to go and see it in person…the pictures will just have to do. thanks for sharing them.
What a gift!