HIGHLAND, Mich. — One
night simply was not enough to open the Huron Valley Council for the Arts and
Huron Valley Schools Elementary Art Department’s joint exhibit, Emerging
The exhibit features
the work of student artists who hail from Highland, Spring Mills, Brooks,
Kurtz, Country Oaks, Lakewood, Johnson, Heritage and Oxbow elementary schools
in Huron Valley School District.
“Huron Valley Schools
Elementary Art Department in partnership with HVCA is honored to showcase art
work from students from all of our elementary schools,” said Denise Forrest,
Country Oaks art teacher and coordinator on behalf of the school district. "This exhibit is
the culmination of a year's worth of art education and creativity on behalf of
both our art teachers and our students. There will be a wide variety of art on
display, both two- and three-dimensional, from the elements and principles of
art, to realism and abstraction to world cultures.”
receptions take place at HVCA's gallery, 205 W. Livingston Road in Highland from
6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday March 6th for students from Heritage, Spring Mills,
Highland, Johnson & Kurtz. A second reception will be held on Friday March 7th
6-7:30 pm for students from Country Oaks, Lakewood, Oxbow, Brooks.
Teachers from each of the schools will be present:
Janet Powell/Highland and
Lisa Rolls/Spring Mills and
Denise Forrest/Country Oaks
Sina Kaczor/Kurtz and
Katheryn Krupa/Oxbow and
Debby Warner/Lakewood and
Forrest added, “In elementary art, students are
introduced to a variety of art forms and media," she said. "Students
learn to look, understand, judge and create artwork to communicate meaning.
Beginning in kindergarten, students learn art vocabulary and concepts that they
will use throughout their school career. Creativity, problem solving and
critical thinking are embedded in the teaching and making of art."
Gallery hours for Emerging Masters are from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through March 29.