See this post for more photos.
View all four events in one short animoto video below or at this link.
TWO Dryden Artists have their art featured on the Youth Art Month Poster for the state of Illinois. These posters are distributed to every school building and legislator in the state to celebrate Art Education. We are so proud of our two winners! They were recognized at the school board meeting on March 14th.
See this post for more photos.
A group of 5 students worked on a Fugleflick movie over a period of 5 months that uses art as a metaphor for embracing diversity, Different is Good. This movie was debuted to a large audience as the Cultural Arts Fair and introduced by the filmmakers themselves. Congrats to Isabelle, Marion, Ciara, Ryan, and Brianna (not shown). View the movie and take the quiz here on my previous blog post.
The District's Cultural Arts Fair was held on March 7th. I was not able to attend because I was at the NAEA conference in Texas, but Mrs. Beihoffer (thank you!) volunteered to hang our art banners and photograph the Dryden Artists who stopped by. Congratulations to those with art selected for this exhibit. The beautiful work is worth celebrating! See more photos below.
Four Dryden Artists had artwork chosen for permanent display at the new St. Alexius Children's and Women's Hospital in Hoffman Estates. The organizers wanted local student art and selected Dryden pieces from last year's Artsonia Gallery. The families brought the original pieces in to be scanned and judged by a committee. The ones selected were blown enlarge and professionally displayed in the hallways and/or in the patient's rooms. How wonderful that our wish for the world project inspired by Robert Indiana's LOVE image will be spreading a message of kindness to the future patients of this hospital. Jack's art was a watercolor of fall leaves. See more images from the VIP artist's reception at the hospital on Friday, March 15th below.
We have some wonderful news for three of our Dryden Artists this March (Which happens to be Youth Art Month). Jack B., currently in 4th grade, had his art, "KIND" selected for permanent display at the new St. Alexius Women and Children's Hospital in Hoffman Estates. He has been invited to VIP reception along with other student artists who have also had pieces chosen to add cheer to the halls of this institution.
Ben G., currently a 4th grader, had his piece, "ART SMART" chosen for the Illinois Youth Art Month poster that will be distributed to every school and congressional leader in the state to help celebrate art education in our schools during the month of March.
Robert J., currently a 3rd grader, had his piece, "Different is Good" chosen for the Illinois Youth Art Month poster also! How amazing to have both artists chosen in one year from the hundreds that were submitted across the state of Illinois.
I just received the final draft for the Illinois Youth Month Poster design that features Two images from Dryden students! This poster will be distributed to every school and legislator in the state in celebration of YAM this March. Congratulations once again Ben and Robert:)
All current Illinois Art Education Association members were invited to submit student artwork to be considered for the 2013 Youth Art Month Poster. This year’s theme is
“Illinois’ Designers and Dreamers for a Brighter Tomorrow.”
I submitted a number of pieces and today learned that 2 of them were selected for the final design! Only a handful of images can be on the poster, and TWO of them are from Dryden Artists! I'm SO proud of Ben G. (currently in 4th) and Robert J. (currently in 3rd). Congratulations and thank you for always trying your best!
This YAM poster will be distributed to every school in Illinois and lawmakers' offices in Springfield in March to help recognize the importance of art education in our schools.
Congratulations to Dryden Artists. Your made us proud!
If you didn't get a chance to come to the Cultural Arts Fair on Wednesday, I have the display including the finalist for the program cover design in the hallway across from our art history tile wall. Please stop by during conferences and take a peek:)
Kaitlyn's art was chosen for the YAM 2011 poster!
View it here.
(She made the flying snowman color pencil drawing)
The year before that Oscar's art was chosen for the YAM 2010 poster! View it here.
This year's Youth Art Month Poster contest for the state of Illinois is themed "Wilderness".
I am only allowed to submit 6 entries for this contest. If one of our Dryden entries is selected it will be apart of a YAM poster that will be sent to EVERY school and Congress person in Illinois to help celebrate Youth Art Month in March 2012. Wish our talented artists luck!
View the six selected pieces here.
You never win unless you try and Dryden artists really try so I can't help but want to see them win.