For the last few years, I have matched my art shows with concerts in both
band and choir. There is a packed house for these events. This year, our
music director and I placed our themes together and one of my classes
presented a power-point presentation while the choir was singing. It was
moving watching the huge projected images as the 6th, 7th and 8th grade
chorus sang. Many parents commented in positive ways, so we plan to do
this again in our Freedom Concert. I have a few 8th graders sketching,
painting and sculpting before the concerts and call this our example of "art
live." Our local cable station covers these events. I walk through the
art show before the concert describing the art by grade level, media,
concepts, etc.............it works.
From: Leah Rachlis [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 11:17 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] Third year blues or what?
I also think it is the age, having teenagers at home - and dealing with my
middle school students - between, soccer, orthodontists and who knows what
else - sometimes the parents just say no - too much else going on. I know we
missed an opening of my son's photo club last week, while I was in NYC,
because my husband had his hands full managing our household.
I am preparing for an end of year art show -I try (as always) to get
something from EVERYONE into the show - I expect some very excited
Kindergarten parents, and I will be thrilled if any of the middle schoolers
(who are now merrily finishing their print making!) even show up!