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For the Love of Art - Jacksonville Elementary School 9th Annual Art Exhibition

Jacksonville Elementary School Annual Art Exhibit, Art by Jackson


Thursday,  March 21st,  2013 from 5-7:30 pm at Jacksonville Elementary Gymnasium

Students at Jacksonville Elementary School have learned about perspective, pointillism, color and collage.  They can tell you the difference between fine art and illustration – realism and abstraction.  A unique partnership of parents, teachers, administrators and community members study and teach art in K-6 classrooms to bring their students an excellent art program.

Between October and March, parents lead the students through projects designed to teach art basics such as shape, color, line and texture.  Parent volunteers are in the process of teaching 20+ projects to their students.  They’ve introduced students to the work of master artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keefe, Vincent van Gogh, Albrecht Dürer, Eric Carle and Henri Matisse.  They’ve exposed students to a wide variety of materials and techniques that include: paints, pastels, clay, wire, textile and gourd.

The support received from teachers is also outstanding.  They participate in every art class and help students understand how their art relates to other subjects.  The program, first introduced and managed by local artist and teacher Tami Lohman, continues in good health, due in large part to incredible parent volunteers and staff support. “Kids love art…and art teaches them so much – like planning, estimating and spatial thinking.”  Tami Loman, author of Jacksonville Elementary’s art program curriculum. JES has had the program in place since 2005.

Special thanks to the caring businesses and organizations that have donated to or helped support this Program or Art Exhibition to date:  The Jacksonville Review, Art Presence Art Center, Cammy Davis, Anne Brook, Willow Creek Gift Store, Artisan Landscapes, Inc., Southern Oregon Orthopedics, Jennifer Dollarhide, Southern Oregon Clay Distributors, Lions Club of Jacksonville and the parents of Jacksonville. Without the support of these generous organizations and individuals, the children in our school would not experience the high-quality program we are able to bring them.  We are so grateful for your support!

This year’s Art Program themed “For the Love of Art” will hold its 9th Annual Exhibition in the Jacksonville Elementary school gymnasium on Thursday, March 21st, from 5:00-7:30.  Art will proudly be displayed and the whole community is invited to attend.  Refreshments, music and inspiring art is provided.  Please join us for this fun and exciting event!

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