All are invited to the opening of everyone’s favorite local art show featuring artwork from Orcas students of all ages.
The opening will be at the Orcas Center, Friday, May 3, from 5:30-7 p.m. There will be art from Orcas Island Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Salmonberry School. Come and enjoy refreshments while you “ooh and ahh” over the talent on display from these young artists.
The exhibit will be up for the month of May.
Art for Orcas Kids (A-OK) is the sponsor of this exhibit, with hundreds of pieces on display. A-OK provides talented local artists to work with the classes of the public elementary and middle schools. These teaching artists inspire students and help them bring the visual arts to life through age-appropriate projects. The opportunities for students to work with real artists tap into their imaginations and create works of their own can be transformative in the lives of children.
The work of the high school artists will fill the lobby.
“This year’s show includes studies of light and shadow, explorations of movements in art history and continued work in the expression of each student to find their own voice within each piece of art,” according to teacher Corey Wiscomb.
Student Birdie Greening shared, “This year I have worked on both large and small scaled portraits in various mediums, focusing on the expression and emotion my art evokes.”