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RE: secondary exhibits

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Sharon Hause (smhause)
Sat, 20 Feb 1999 09:43:44 PST


I have two major shows each year at the secondary level. The first
usually coincides with a musical performance that features work from
first semester art students. First, I choose the works that I want
included and then announce to all classes that if a student wants to
display a piece, that they need to fill out a name tag and choose a mat
color. I mat all work and after the show, if they choose to keep the
mat, they are charged accordingly.

During the show, several teachers and administrators choose about 75
pieces from the 300 or so show to be display either at the public
library or at other public business. The district office personal
selects one "purchase award" that is then framed and displayed at the
D.O. Students can decline the award or set their price for the piece.

Second semester is the Fine Arts Weekend in May. The show displays work
from district students, brings in an artist for a workshop for
elementary students, the theatre dept. presents a "children's theatre"
production, and the choir performs in the evening. We set up our
display in the gym and surrounding space. Second semester student's
work is displayed as well as individual and Senior shows.

Individual shows are from a student who wishes to reserve a 4x8'panel
and displays their work from that year, whether they have had 1 or more
art classes that year. Sometimes two students will display together.
They are responsible to setting up their own show.

Seniors who have had two or more art classes are required to have their
own "Senior Show". Like the individual shows, they reserve a panel and
come up with a theme to display their work from the 4 years in the art
program. This usually involves covering the panel with paper, sheets,
etc. They can brings in lights(sometimes white christmas lights, floor
lamps, spot lights), plants, furniture, stands, etc. to enhance their
area. One year we had a boy build a room with black lights around his
panel as an inclosure. They can also display photos from art trips,
descriptions of works, etc.

Art Club awards "Best of Show", "Best Senior Show", and "Best Individual
Show" and again a Purchase Award.

It is up from Sat. though Mon. open to the public and the area schools
bring classes over to see the show.

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