Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The June Art Show and Reception at Art Ellis




Families looking in the window
As promised, I am bringing my after school Art Club's June Art Exhibit to you by way of this post. Saturday, June 1st was the reception, and the exhibit showcases work by students, ages 8 to 12. For those of you who live in the Sacramento area, the art will be on display at Art Ellis for the whole month of June. Art Ellis is an art supplies store at 2508 J Street in Sacramento's bustling Midtown. It's owned by Sharon and Jim Tanovitz who have kindly supported our art exhibits for many years.

Enjoy the 15 pieces of art, and, since art is subjective, I'll be interested to know which pieces caught your fancy and why. After the 15 art pieces, I have pictures of the reception. A happy time for all.


Julia Benson, Age 12
"Mother Nature's Toddler"
Watercolor
Daniella Bishop, Age 9
"Flowers in Abstract"
Watercolor


Ayla Adjari, Age 9
"Red Riding Hood"
Acrylic on Canvas















Ethan Bland, Age 9
"Kitchen Flowers"
Oil Pastel

Kaitlyn Bland, Age 11
"A Resting Cheetah"
Acrylic on Canvas

Erica Cruz, Age 10
"Still Life"
Oil Pastel















Hannah Cunningham, Age 10
"Butterfly on the Branch"
Watercolor

Ella Diltz, Age 8
"Music"
Oil Pastel

Maya Diltz, Age 11
"Pretty Lady"
Oil Pastel
















Jamin Dunlap, Age 8
"Boys Rock"
Charcoal

Neviah Dunlap, Age 10,
"Bluebird and Poppies"
Watercolor

Bethany Huff, Age 12
"The Woodpecker"
Soft Pastel














Miranda La Torre, Age 8
"A Christmas Present"
Watercolor

Trisha Nagin, Age 9
"Sunset"
Acrylic on Canvas

Justice Olivier, Age 10
"Village Girl"
Oil Pastel




















Ethan and Kaitlyn Bland; Grandmother,
Father, & Mother

Julia Benson, back row, to your right
Father, Mother, in back row; cousin,
sister in front row

Erica Cruz, Center with red blouse,
Father, Uncle, Grandmother, Mother;
Cousins in front row
Hannah Cunningham
and  Mother
Here are some of the families who were able to come to the reception.

They enjoyed punch and cookies, as well as browsing around inside the store and buying some art supplies.







Ella and Maya Diltz and Mother
(Sharon Tanovitz in window,
marking a piece of art "Sold")

Bethany Huff and Mother

Justice Oliver, Mother and Sister

Trisha Nagin and Father

Miranda LaTorre, Grandmother,
Mother, and Father

Neviah and Jamin Dunlap,
Father,  Younger Sisters












And that's it for this year. Hope you enjoyed this little art show.











21 comments:

Richard Hughes said...

I'm impressed by these paintings. My two favorites are "Kitchen Flowers" and "Music".

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Richard, glad you enjoyed them. Yes, I think "Kitchen Flowers" had some nice composition, and I liked the play of light on the vase. And "Music" just has so much vitality, doesn't it!

Julia Hones said...

I am impressed and inspired. Wonderful artwork. I love those vivid colors, and all the animals and people convey deep emotions. It is hard to choose a favorite because each painting has its own charm and power.
Thank you for sharing them.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Julia, I felt the same way. Each one has something special that I like about it. And the kids do invest a lot of feeling in their art. They did "artist statements" to go with their pieces, and so many of them talked about how peaceful and happy doing art makes them.

Rosi said...

Great stuff! I particularly like The Woodpecker and Mother Nature's Toddler, but I think they are all great. Congratulations.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks for stopping by, Rosi. Yes, "The Woodpecker" was the only soft pastel entry, and I have a soft spot for soft pastel. (Oops, no pun intended.) And Julia's "Mother Nature's Toddler" shows such advanced technique in watercolor. She's been in my class for 4 years, and she takes an acrylic class at school, and she has won ribbons at the Sacramento State Fair. She actually plans to have an artistic career.

Tanya Lynne Reimer said...

Clearly a talented bunch. Wow.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Tanya, yes, it's such a joy to teach them. They are all so focused on art and take such pleasure in it.

Teresa Cypher said...

Beautiful artwork. Yes, art is subjective. All such displays of talent! "Music" spoke to me, and I'm not sure why. I think maybe because it's so unexpected! I really like "Bluebird and Poppies", also. I'm sure it's the subject. I have birds and birdhouses in my livingroom, and I have flowers everywhere outside. :-) Great post :-)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Teresa,
"Music grabbed a lot of responders (I've gotten some responses by email.) I think because it's so lively. And I liked "Bluebird and Poppies", too. Watercolors are sometimes difficult, and I thought she handled the medium well.

Gary Gauthier said...

I enjoyed seeing the paintings, Elizabeth, and seeing some of the talented students you spend time with. I like them each for different reasons. I won't say which are my favorites because it would be unfair to the artists. They're all very talented. I like the range of subjects and styles as well.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Gary, thanks for stopping by. Yes, one of the things I liked about this year's show was the range of subjects and styles. There really was a lot of variety, and it was all good. It was a joy to teach them.

Jeff Hargett said...

I think I'm partial to "Mother Nature's Toddler", "The Woodpecker" and "A Christmas Present". They all did an excellent job though. It's good to see creativity blossom in the younger generation.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Jeff, yes, in "Mother Nature's Toddler" and "The Christmas Present," I thought the artists handled the watercolors well. It's often hard to work with watercolors. And I've always been partial to soft pastels, so I enjoyed how Bethany handled them in "The Woodpecker".

Talli Roland said...

Lovely! You have some very talented artists there.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks, Talli, they've been a real pleasure to teach. They are really into art, which is an art teacher's dream!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow! Beautiful artwork all around :-)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks, Optimistic. I thought so. Such a great class. All of them had such special talents to bring to the experience.

Rachna Chhabria said...

I enjoyed looking at the painting by your students Elizabeth, took me back to my school days.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Rachna, I didn't realize you had taken art classes. I'm glad you liked them.

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