Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Student Art Show - At Last

          I promised pictures of my students' art exhibit, and here they finally are. The exhibit went up March 14th, and it's coming down tomorrow so that I can pass back the art pieces Thursday (our last class this year.) The art club is one of the great joys of my life, and I am especially grateful to the South Natomas Community Center on Truxel (Sacramento) for supporting these classes, and to University Art Store on J and 26th Streets for holding the exhibit this year. We had a little reception on the opening day (punch and cookies) and whole families turned out to see it. The students are normally 8-to-12-year-olds, but this year I had one 7-year-old and two 13-year-olds.    
          Enjoy: (I've only named the artists - all others are "sib", "sis", parent, etc.)

Danielle, Edgar & their father

Claire (center), mother & grandm.

Karla (center) with sib & friend

Yaritza (right) w. mother & sibs.

Antonio (2nd fr.  left) w. parents & sibs.

Kailee (right),  mother & sis

Maya (in red), Ella ( in pink), parents 

Brennan and mother

Angeline (center), parents, sibs,
and grandmother

Savannah (center), mother (right), and
Emily (left) 
Miranda and mother

Madison (2nd from right) and mother
(next to her), grandmother & sib.

Kiley and mother

Ian (left), sis, and father.
(Older sis, Kate, artist, was absent)
Erica (in red), Vanessa (in front of her),
mother (right) grandmother (left) and
youngest sister.
Kiley (left), Emma, (middle),
and Madison (right)

Alyssa and father

Reina (right) sisters and mother

And that's it -- for another year.
I hope you enjoyed
meeting them and
seeing their work.


Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome art show. I always loved when my daughter's work was exhibited. It really is a thrill for the kids.

writing and living by Richard P Hughes said...

Looks like a great bunch of artists. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Richard, thanks for stopping by. They really are great bunch of artists. I hope your own art continues to thrive.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Natalie, it really was a thrill for them -- and the parents. They were really revved up about it ahead of time, and I was so pleased to see extended families come as well.

Tanya Reimer said...

Huge class full of talent! What a wonderful experience. Congrats!!!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks, Tanya. Yes, they have so much talent and are such devoted young artists.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Awesome! Love the pictures Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks, Rachna! Glad you like them. Have a great day.

Sandra Cox said...

That's wonderful! The truly creative talent found in young people always amazes me.

Rosi said...

You are changing lives with your work. The art is beautiful and so are the kids and families. Thanks for showing this wonderful stuff off.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

It always amazes me, too, Sandra. They are still free and ready to soak up things and express things. It's invigorating to work with them.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks for your kind words, Rosi. Beautiful is the word. I can tell the families are so supportive of their art and have been so instrumental in that first love of art I see them bring into class with them.

Kenda Turner said...

Lots of talent showcased here--and what a neat thing that you sponsor the art club so the children can be inspired and encouraged. This is wonderful :-)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Kenda, thanks for stopping by. The inspiration goes both ways. After a week of writing in my little corner, an afternoon doing art with them gives me new zip! :-)

David P. King said...

Very cool. Lots of talent behind that glass. :)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

David, you bet! Amen!

Mark said...

Very cool! :)

TheCyborgMom said...

So exciting! My daughter's school showed art work of some of the students at the local mall a few years ago. She was so proud! We all went and even met up with my in-laws who came to see her piece too. I now have that piece framed and hanging in the house. It's one of my favorites!
Katie @TheCyborgMom

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Cyborg Mom, yes, in our art club, I've appreciated how exciting these exhibits are for the parents as well as the young artists. And, in your case, framing and hanging the piece in the house is such great support for your budding artist. She'll really blossom from that kind of respect.

Mark, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your remark. Cool is the word. Have a great day.