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Jacksonville Elementary School Announces 9th Annual Student Art Exhibition

For the Love of Art, by Alaya Metwally

Jacksonville Elementary continues Parent Art Program and Art Exhibition THURSDAY, March 21st, 5-7:30

For the Love of Art, by Alaya Metwally

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

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Fighting for a Well-Rounded Education

Pennsylvania is quickly becoming a hotbed for arts education advocacy. Just a little over a week ago, I found this video from York, showing how students protested the loss of art and music in a proposed budget. Today, I became aware of a movement in Upper Darby (just outside of Philadelphia) under the banner Save Upper […]

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Poetry and Promise: Education Reform & the Arts

I judged a poetry slam this weekend—Louder Than A Bomb–Tulsa! It’s amazing to hear young people sharing about their lives and ideas through poetry. This was the second year for the event. The excitement and enthusiasm expressed by these students was palpable: Listening to their poetry really made me start thinking anew about just how […]

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Ashland Gallery Association January 2012 Featured Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Ashland Gallery Association aga logo

Featured Gallery Exhibits presented by members of the Ashland Gallery Association – Opening Receptions happen during the First Friday ArtWalk in Ashland!

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This is What Democracy Looks Like (from Arts Watch)

This weekend I had the pleasure of experiencing my first authentic D.C. experience—the protest. I was drawn to the Save Our Schools March because I want to believe that America can still offer all students a quality PUBLIC education. The Save Our Schools March (SOS) was a large umbrella event for anyone who is dissatisfied […]

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