Friday, April 18, 2008

Art Under the Stars

Last night we attended my favorite annual event at the elementary school: Art Under the Stars. In the weeks leading up to the event, each grade studies a different artist and creates artwork in that artist's style. For Art Under the Stars, all the halls are completely made over and each student's artwork is displayed gallery-style on the walls. Families stroll the halls to view the art while lights twinkle overhead and live music plays in the background. When parents make a donation to their child's classroom, "sold" signs are placed on their child's art. This year we also purchased a professionally-framed piece of art to support the PTO. This is the first year the school has used this framing company, and one teacher told me the company rep was so impressed with the event that he is flying colleagues down from New Jersey to see it! Here are a few images of our Starry Night at Art Under the Stars.

"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection." -- Michelangelo

Carson shows us his framed artwork in the style of Van Gogh.

Carson's recreation of Starry Night.

A boy and his self-portrait.

Carson's Van Gogh-style sunflower.

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