Each year the Figge Museum of Art in Davenport, IA hosts Art shows featuring the artwork of area elementary students. The Moline Elementary Art Exhibit will be up March 10-25 with a reception for the young artists on the evening of March 15th. The show consists of 76 framed pieces of artwork from all of our elementary buildings.
Six Washington Young Artist works will be on display in this show. You can see their works below. Students and parents will be receiving an invitation to the exhibition this week.
This weekend the National Art Education Association held their annual Convention. This is a big deal to art educators from around the country. Over 6000 art educators flocked to New York City to attend workshops and presentations and to network with each other. Artsonia.com and thebigscreenplaza.com joined forces to display student artwork during the convention. Art educators could each submit only one work of art for this big screen display.
It was a hard decision since I teach about 650 students this year, but I chose Grace's sun and moon chalk pastel work. I was excited when I received word that her work was accepted and would be shown on the big screen!
Unfortunately I was unable to attend the convention this year, so I put out the word to my wonderful Art Ed friends that I share ideas with through different social media. My PLN (personal learning network) of educators grows in number each week and together we can accomplish a great deal in the lives of our students. Many of my PLN were attending the NAEA convention and all I had to do was let them know when Grace's artwork was going to be on the screen and they took it from there! Below is a couple of photographs of the big screen and a short video of Grace's wonderful Sun & Moon picture. Thank you Tricia Fuglestad and Holly Kincaid for capturing these images!!
Washington has been my "Home" school for many years now. I enjoy teaching all the different students who make up this diverse school. I have taught a multitude of lessons in this building and have learned just as much from all of the students.
Click below to visit Washington's Online Art Gallery!