Friday, June 3, 2011
Our very own art show!
Our local public library, in the little village where I teach, has a nice display area where the exhibit is changed monthly. I exhibit my students' work there annually, and the new secondary teacher exhibited her student artwork there this year as well. But this time they asked US, the ART TEACHERS to exhibit our very own artwork!!!! I'm exhibiting 3 acrylic paintings that include collage, several digital photos (some altered and some "straight", and one piece that I've posted about before), and a "beaded wall doodle". That's my work directly above and below this paragraph.
The work below is by the secondary art teacher. They are all oil paintings, and she uses some cold wax for rich texture. Her paintings also include fabric and stitching. There's a series of paintings about the internal body - blood and cells, etc., as well as paintings relating to memory.
Here's what's really amazing. This is her first year in my school, and we had never seen each other's personal artwork when we agreed to exhibit together. So it was totally cool to discover how similar in spirit our works are! We both use lots of color and texture, and include collage in our paintings. Our work really ties together beautifully in our display, and I'm so happy at what a great first year it has been for her. I love having her to work with, me toward the end of my career and her near the beginning of hers!