April 14, 2012

Evolution of Art: Reception for Picasso Lesson (PHILLIPS School)

What a great night to be a curator! Tonight Beanetics Coffee Roasters is literally pulsating with excitement!  It is the Opening Reception for the PHILLIPS School's student art show, Picasso Lesson. This colorful exhibit of 15+ oil pastel drawings explores Picasso's periodic style. The students (ages 13-20) created self-portraits where one-half the face is front forward and the other half is in profile. And in true Picasso fashion, the colors used by the students are imaginative and vibrant! This exhibit is a real treat for the eyes and a wonderful expression of the exuberant personalities of the students at the PHILLIPS School!

Tonight students, teachers, parents, and community members are all here celebrating this inspired creativity! And as an extra bonus, we are being serenaded by the musical stylings of the Stewart Sisters, playing the mandolin and guitar...

And it is important to tell you that this show is a fundraiser for the school's art program. I just overheard one teacher tell some one that the school's art program has a budget of $1.50 per student per year. With that in mind, it is even more amazing what Mary Lynch (the PHILLIPS School Annandale Campus) art teacher has been able to accomplish!

14 comments:

  1. The Picasso works express the students' feelings and emotions in an original fashion.

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  2. I enjoyed seeing the creativity of the artists! Very Nice!

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  3. Wow! What a fantastic lesson in Art transformed into a gift to the community through this show. I am inspired by the students' quotes attached to the art. Much thanks to all who made this happen!

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  4. Very Interesting. Could not believe the art was done by kids.

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  5. I love the use of color and the pride that the students show in their work!

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  6. I love that this beautiful display of talent has been displayed! :-)

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  7. Barbara AlexanderApril 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    I love the artwork! If this is something new for Beanetics, keep putting up artwork.

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  8. Love the music and atmosphere.

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  9. It's really cool, and I love the style. All of them give off a very different feel.

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  10. I am very impressed with the style of the drawings. I find it very interesting: the combination of drawing a face by looking at it straight on and from the profile. I love the variety of colors...

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  11. Had a great time and enjoyed everyone's friendly, warm welcome and appreciate the positive environment.

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  12. Fantastic use of color and I really like the multi-dimensional features of the portraits.

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  13. I really like the collection.

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  14. As the art teacher at Phillips, I can't express how wonderful it felt to see my students' work on the walls. I can't thank everyone enough for all their support and effort in making this happen! Kudos Jennifer!!

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