Arizona Artist collaboration with Jr. High and Elementary Student Artists.
A Fiber Art inclusion program that compliments and
enhances the regular school curriculum within Mesa Public School
classrooms at the Jr. High and Elementary levels. Artist meets budding
Created and Organized by Multi Media Fiber Artist, Denise A. Currier
“Little Lands project is an essential Art resource, instrumental in
adding interest and enthusiasm to Arizona Landscape Themes.
Student creative thinking ideas such as ‘outside of the box’ and
‘whimsical play’ while simply giving kids the time and permission to play.
As an artist, Art mediums are a personal choice. Asked why Fiber, it is so forgiving, everything goes on it and it can be manipulated and cut into different forms and shapes. As a favorite art project many students have replied this is their best. A special Thank you to my husband, David, of 30 years who has so devoted his time and input into all the many art projects that have come into our lives. In appreciation and Thanks to the Volunteers willing to serve and enlighten the hearts of these kids and the true excitement in particular with this project. The time and materials that were donated for this project will take precedence and add a long and standing continuation to this project. Kudos to all the kids who participated and the sound laughter over quirky phrases I use so seldom. Such as ’treat your tools as jewels’, ‘audition your palette’, ‘a spank of color’, ‘squint the eye’, ‘compose your piece with unexpected surprises’, and ’art has no mistakes only pleasant returns’, all this with the permission to play in art. And most importantly thank you to the
Lands in Fiber with Arizona Kids” is an outreach program that
artists, the Art community, teachers,
Junior High and Elementary Art students with
a creative ambition to succeed. “Little
Lands” provides an opportunity for the budding
student artists of
The AMY Curator will jury select 20 works for the duration of the exhibit. These pieces will then be framed as an award. All other completed entry pieces will be on display opening night May 1st - May 10th to provide the public an opportunity to see the wide range of talent from our Arizona Kids.
Little Lands in Fiber with
Selecting only few artworks to represent the whole collaborative process was very hard for me to do. Each of the student collages contained sparks of originality. Their work was uniformly marked by their strong ties to subject matter showing both distinctiveness and knowledge of the desert. In selecting 25 from a total of 175 artworks submitted for this exhibition, I considered the various themes the students were asked to express through their cut fabric collages, combined with individual creativity with the end result being an individual vista on the desert landscape. Also, I looked for basic principles of design such as unity, harmony, balance, rhythm, contrast, dominance, and gradation. I believe that the works selected and framed for the exhibition best represent the project as a whole combining artistic vision with good basic design.
applaud the efforts of Denise, the
students and teachers, who each worked hard to bring forth a project
both unique and substantial. The strength of the results of
will inspire us to take a long look at our beautiful
Museum Exhibition Dates
May 2 - August 9, 2009
Opening Reception - Meet the Artists
Friday May 1st
5 to 7 p.m.
RSVP will be required by April 27!
480.644.4129 / firstname.lastname@example.org
"Little Lands in Fiber with Arizona Kids" © 2009
Five Mesa Schools with seven Art Classes of approximately 190 student participants
Elementary Art Teacher – Emily Holgate
Falcon Hill Elementary 4th Grade Classroom Teacher
Special Education Teacher – Christina Rowe
Holmes Elementary 4th Grade Classroom Teacher
Special Education Teacher – Anne Osuna
Hermosa Vista Elementary 6th Grade Classroom Teacher
Fremont Junior High 7-9th Grade Art Teachers
ASU Internship Teachers Program – Rachel Coblentz
Taylor Junior High 7-9th Grade Art Teachers
Art Classroom Teachers - Kimberly Barnes and Sub-teacher Leigh Poplar
Special Education Teacher – Kay Eddins
Mulqueen Sewing Centers - owners Pat and Darren Mulqueen / Janome Sewing Machines and Sulky Threads http://www.mulqueensewing.com/
Funky Fibers / Yarns and Such
Denise A. Currier / Frames and personal stash of fabrics and art supplies
|Darren Mulqueen, Denise and others discussing Artwork|
|Denise with Fremont Jr. High Art Teacher Karen Tabor|
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