Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Art and Artists #2


Yesterday I showed you work of 8th grade students that are on exhibit at the Drake Gallery at St. Paul Academy and Summit School.  These paintings were executed by 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.  When I was still teaching English at this school before I retired, the Art Department was my favorite place to visit when I had some free time.  It was always a pleasure to watch the instructors and students doing their work. Made me a little jealous, too, because visual arts looks like a lot more fun than grading essays!

Linking to ABC Wednesday

22 comments:

  1. The artistic talent awakened and/or cultivated in some young is eclipsed only by their imagination and creativity that has not been dulled by longer life experiences, such as having to work for a living for decades.

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  2. Wow.

    I'm particularly moved by that feathery last one. There's a story there that I want to see unfold.

    Tim "A" Entry #51

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  3. Intense images, love them. :)

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  4. What amazing talent, I hope they continue to hone their skills. My nephew was an excellent artist when he was in high school but at some point he quit and wouldn't pick it up again. So sad.

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  5. Interesting art. Make you want to meet the artists. An Arkie's Musings

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  6. Fantastic art! I can see why you were drawn to the art department.

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  7. interesting face-mask on the third one

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  8. The last one with the feathers is really cool.

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  9. These are all excellent. Obviously, the school has some very talented students. The first one could be a poster for "Pirates of the Caribbean."

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  10. Talented students! Art does look like fun, doesn't it. I wonder if grading art is any easier than marking essays though. It's usually easy to recognize the really good works, the mediocre not so easy to grade.

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  11. I recognize Jack Sparrow, I like their use of colors.

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  12. Excellent work from these young artists. There had to be a story, or essay, behind every painting! I feel that stories and images go hand in hand. One compliments the other!

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  13. Those are GOOD!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  14. Thank you for showing these! Their teacher is inspiring fantastic work &, I'm sure, a love for the process of Art!! I taught art to the young students, going to work each day was wonderful!

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  15. Such talented young artists - and, obviously, the teachers are motivators/inspiration...and good teachers!

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  16. Very good work, particularly that last one. It really draws my attention.

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  17. Johnny Deppe would love that portrait Kate.. when Aimee was in high school she did art as one of her final subjects and like yourself I loved it when they had exhibitions of their work at year end.. lots of talent out there.

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  18. Looks like a good art department!!!

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  19. Budding professionals in progress! Excellent work.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  20. These are wonderful, Kate!

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