You Gotta Have Art

Article Published: Mar. 31, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
You Gotta Have Art

The artwork of Two Rivers Community School student Bianca Smart and many others will be showcased at Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery through April 2.

After the black, white and gray of winter, it is always inspiring to see the colors of spring at this time of year.

Spring is also full of color at the annual Two Rivers Community School Spring Student Art Show.

The Two Rivers Community School Spring Art Show 2011 will be held at Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery from now through April 2.

An artists' reception will be held for the show on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prizes for the winning artwork will be awarded at 3 p.m.

"We try to tie in our art program with the students' curriculum," said Kelly Snider, art instructor for Two Rivers Community School. "Whatever they are learning in social studies, math and English is used as a springboard for our art class. For example, some of the fourth-graders are making Appalachian face jugs out of clay. The face jugs were a common North Carolina folk art tradition, and it goes along with what they are learning about our state's history."

Snider noted that students at the school attend art classes once or twice a week, depending on the grade.

The new art show will feature artwork from kindergartners Zea Marty and Ella Van Sant, first-graders Sidra Miller and Sophie Burnett, second-graders Miles Spell and Kylah Jackson, third-graders Jimmy Brown and Samara Carlough, fourth-graders Madeline Roark and Danika Shumate, fifth-graders Bianca Smart and Hannah Trefz, sixth-graders Zoe Frongillo and Sam Williams, seventh-graders Grace Bowling and Madie Swisher, and eighth-graders Jadus Combs and George Korinbanic.

"We really appreciate Tim Miller allowing us to use the gallery for this show and helping with all of the framing," Snider said.

The Two Rivers Community School Spring Art Show and Reception have received donations from Wachovia Bank, Highlands Union Bank, Kilwin's Ice Cream, The Art Mart and Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery.

For more information, contact Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery at (828) 295-0041.

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