The traveling exhibition Cultivating Creativity 2012-2013: Consolidated Communications Children's Art Exhibit will end its yearlong tour at Booth Library on the EIU campus, Charleston.
The exhibit will be on view Aug. 6-25. Cultivating Creativity showcases some of the outstanding art produced through east-central Illinois school art programs. Presented is art by 43 students, each representing a different school. The art was created during the 2011-2012 school year.
Representing schools in the Charleston area are Correye Johnson, Lake Crest Elementary School; Isabel Magee, Oakland High School; Jasper Jones, Carl Sandburg Elementary School; Greta Larson, Mark Twain Elementary School; Madelyn Pooley, Jefferson Elementary School; Todd Shaffer, Charleston Middle School; and Deece Schwartz, Ashmore Elementary School.
Johnson's textile piece, The Pretty Flowers, was created in the second grade at Lake Crest Elementary School, under the instruction of Jill Sweeney. Tenth-grader Magee at Oakland High School also worked under teacher Jill Sweeney when she created her watercolor pencil drawing, Red Wolf.
Under the instruction of Heather Bryan, Jones created his torn and cut paper piece Matisse Inspired Icarus at Carl Sandurg Elementary School. Larson's watercolor and crayon piece Bouquet for Mom, was created in kindergarten at Mark Twain Elementary School under the instruction of Penny Hess. Fifth-grader Pooley at Jefferson Elementary School was under the direction of Mandy White when she created her watercolor and crayon piece, Sea of Color.
Under the instruction of Toni Satterfield, Shaffer created his pencil drawing My Bedroom Drawn
at Charleston Middle School in the seventh grade. Schwartz's watercolor and pencil piece, Trees and Winter,
was created in the third grade at Ashmore Elementary School, under the instruction of Penny Hess.
Cultivating Creativity 2012-2013 is sponsored by Consolidated Communications and the Tarble Arts Center, EIU. The exhibit traveled to 14 area communities, from Assumption to Paris and from Tuscola to Effingham. The Tarble Arts Center teams with Consolidated Communications in this annual program to showcase some of the outstanding art by area students and to help raise awareness of the importance of including the arts as part of the regular school curriculum.
Area districts and schools participating this year are: Altamont C.U. District 10; Arcola Elementary and High Schools; Arthur Elementary; Casey-Westfield Junior High and High Schools; Central A&M C.U. District 21, Assumption-Moweaqua; Central Grade School, Effingham; Charleston C.U. District 1; Crestwood C.U. District 4, Paris; Effingham Junior High and High Schools; Kansas Community School; Oakland C.U. District 5; Mattoon C.U. District 2; Neoga Middle and Junior-Senior High Schools; Okaw Valley Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, Bethany-Findlay; South Side School, Effingham; St. Anthony Grade and High Schools, Effingham; St. John's Lutheran School, Mattoon; St. Mary's School, Paris; Sullivan High School; Tuscola High School; and Windsor Elementary and Junior-Senior High Schools.
The exhibit is comprised of art works in a wide variety of media and styles. Included are drawings in ink, colored pencil, crayon, and charcoal. Papier-maché, textiles, photography, computer graphics and mixed media also are represented.
Cultivating Creativity is a community engagement program of the Tarble Arts Center. The Tarble also offers a variety of other educational programs for area schools, including a tour/workshop Enrichment program that is open to area fifth grade and to junior/senior high art students, a monthlong artist-in-the-schools residency, guided tours, and teacher workshops. Most programs are presented free to the participating schools and supported through Tarble membership contributions and the Tarble Arts Center Endowment/EIU Foundation.
For more information about the Cultivating Creativity exhibit or other programs contact the Tarble Arts Center at 217/581-ARTS (-2787) or firstname.lastname@example.org.