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Friday, May 25, 2012

Support for student art, art education, alive and well in Fife, WA

Above: The library at Columbia JHS in Fife was blooming with artistic inspiration including this hanging panel of
brightly colored high contrast stucent portraits arrestingly hung verically from hardware overhead. All photos copyright 2012 by Mizu M. Sugimura.

Above and below: While many area school districts have either voluntarily or been forced to make deep cuts in relation to arts related education, I'm happy to report that the Fife School District brought its very best student artists to the forefront during the districts Eighth Annual Art Show last night in the library at
Columbia Junior High School, 2901 54th Avenue E., Fife, WA.

Budding artists among the students families, friends and guests who attended the show were invited to sit down at a well-stocked table to make individual "scales" which will be incorporated in yet another piece of art to be created after the show allowing for a bit of mutual creative collectivity.

See table shots directly below.

Representative artwork from all grade levels taught in the district appeared at the popular show in such quantity covering all available table space, book shelves, and computer monitors. A few pieces were even hung from the ceiling! At a future date show organizers may need to look at larger space options if the response to the annual opportuntity to students to show their talent continues to expand.

1 comment:

Lorraine Hart said...

Beautiful...go kids!!