Arts / Gallery to Show Students' Works

By Allen, Michel | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), April 25, 2012 | Go to article overview

Arts / Gallery to Show Students' Works


Allen, Michel, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)


Following up the successful inaugural exhibit by Pam Cobb in the new Leadership Memphis Gallery, the show will feature student work from the Jubilee Schools for the April South Main Trolley Tour.

The opening reception on Friday, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 363 S. Main, will feature a variety of art created by elementary school students under the direction of volunteer art teachers Kristen Keegan and Lisa Spiotta.

The artworks will be for sale, with proceeds going to the kitchen renovation fund at Our Lady of Sorrows School so hot meals can be provided to students. The art will stay on display until May 18.

The goal was to create several large works of art to which all the students from first through fourth grades could contribute.

"We were inspired by 'Colour Studies: Squares and Concentric Circles,' by famed artist Wassily Kandinsky for many reasons," said Keegan, volunteer art instructor for Our Lady of Sorrows School. "First and foremost, it was an opportunity to create visually stunning pieces that would 'pop' and draw in the crowds. Because there are so many components to this work, it afforded us an opportunity to give each of our children a chance to create a portion of what would become several larger works.

"Each child created six circles using a mixed medium of pastels and water colors, which were pieced together in a quilt-like fashion onto canvas to create these final works. …

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