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Sunday, April 25, 2010

SPS Good News

From SPS Communications:

Seattle Public Schools middle and high school students will have 209 art works in a broad range of media on display at SAM Downtown starting April 22. Students participating in this year's exhibition have taken courses in visual arts led by Seattle Public School's visual arts specialists. Various media and techniques – including ceramics, pencil, oil and acrylic painting, collage and photography – are on view. The exhibition – displayed in the museum’s free zone in the first floor corridor – is named after Floyd J. Naramore, an architect who designed more than 22 Seattle Public Schools from 1919 to 1941.

Along with the show, SAM will host a special celebration during its May 15 Family Day to honor the SPS student artists on their show’s closing weekend, and to offer awards to high school level artists selected by the community judges. For the May 15 Family Day, SAM is offering all students exhibiting work in the Naramore Art Show free admission to the museum galleries. SAM is also providing one free gallery admission to all SPS employees who show SPS ID and one free gallery admission to the first 500 SPS students who show ID. Additionally, SAM will offer bus reimbursements to ensure transportation to the event is accessible to SPS families citywide. The Family Day activities are free to the public.

2 comments:

SE Mom said...

My family attended the opening of the Naramore Exhibit on Thursday, as my kid has art work in the exhibit.

SAM did a wonderful job of displaying the art work, and provided a nice reception. Quite a contrast from previous years when art work was hung from clips on wire stands in the district headquarters lobby.

Both SAM and school district staff deserve kudos for this collaborative event.

Maureen said...

Melissa, thanks for posting this and the good news about the PE event. I think it's important for us to celebrate all of the good things that go on in the District. I know we're less likely to rack up 100 comments on a piece like this, but it is great to hear!