Students Create Art With A View
Published: March 18, 2010
Jordy Timmons stands beside her painting of the Taj Mahal. Timmons was one of the 31 seventh-grade artists from St. John the Evangelist School who participated in the 10th annual Windows Art Exhibit at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel, March 5. All of the art is framed with donated and recycled house windows. (Photo by Michael Alexander)
Bush instructed the students to incorporate a cultural connection in their projects. The connection could include animals, architecture, landscapes, seascapes, family heritage or a place with a spiritual significance. The art experience was meant to be a journey.
As students researched their subjects, they gained knowledge of cultural aspects, beliefs, and customs, which they reflected in their artwork. The research was also reflected in an artist’s statement written by each student describing a personal motivation and inspiration for the artwork created.
Thirty-one student artists presented their unique pieces to the exhibit guests and spoke about specific art elements such as line, color, texture and shape. Having an exhibit outside of the school setting gave students an opportunity to experience a taste of real life Atlanta art culture and provided a venue to showcase the creative talents in the school.
St John the Evangelist School is located at 240 Arnold St., Hapeville.