Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wonderful exibits of K-12 school art

This month the CMU Art Gallery and Art Reach are exhibiting the works of K - 12 students in the Mt. Pleasant school system and Sacred Heart Academy.  The Art Reach exhibition continues through May 31. It is a celebration of the creativity of our children and the Art Educators who work with them. Each one is a great work of art showing the thought and effort that went into it. In younger children's work there is spontaneity and freedom (they don't worry about "what people might think"), while with older students, the quality is more advanced because of training and experience.  Be sure to visit both venues, as the talent of these young students will delight you.   (Click images to enlarge.)


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pat Knapp Art Reach Volunteer of the Year

On May 1, Pat Knapp was named Art Reach Volunteer of the Year Award. The Art Reach staff picks the winner from among the many who donate their time, talent, and energy to various Art Reach programs. Pat has earned this honor for the years she has been involved, and the many programs she has helped succeed. She is the coordinator for the Art Reach Picture Program in Gratiot County, participated in the Day with the Artist, and organized "Days" for St. Louis schools, helped in the Healing Arts project, and  other ways.
The event occurred at the Let's Do Lunch program featuring a presentation of Suzuki Violin by students age 4 - 14 under the direction of Nancy Powers. This program was free and open to the public.
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