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March 15, 2011 > Art IS Education - A Continuum of Learning

Art IS Education - A Continuum of Learning

By Patsy Ledbetter

Most people would agree that art is a multifarious learning experience. A new exhibit, "Art IS Education-A Continuum of Learning," at the Cinema Place Art Gallery in Hayward is designed to fulfill a Hayward Arts Council goal, continued stimulation of community interest in the arts.

This show will feature artwork by students of all ages throughout the area. Gallery manager Gail Lundholm states, "The goal of the upcoming show is to demonstrate the variety of art programs available and to show the relevance of art in the curriculum." Teachers are required to select up to 20 pieces of student artwork from their school and submit the work along with a "Story Board" giving a summary of the art program at that school. This is intended to stimulate creativity and participation among teachers.

The Story Board can be as small as 8.5" by 11" or as large as 2' by 3'. It should be wired for hanging or placed on an easel next to student work, explaining the art program at the school in words, pictures, and music. Valerie Snart, artistic coordinator at the gallery feels this will encourage conversation between parents, teachers and administrators. This show will coincide with the National Art IS Education held every year in March. There is no entry fee and membership in the Hayward Arts Council is not necessary. The work will not be for sale. All art must remain until the end of the show.

Student artists, parents, teachers and administrators are invited to an artist's reception on Friday, March 25 at the Gallery. The event will be hosted by the Hayward Arts Council and Sycamore Lodge 129 of the International Order of Odd Fellows. For more information, contact the Hayward Arts Council at (510) 538-2787. Light refreshments will be provided.

Art IS Education-A Continuum of Learning
March 16 - April 8
Wednesdays and Sundays: 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays: 12 noon - 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 12 noon - 6 p.m.

Artist Reception
Friday, March 25
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Cinema Place Art Gallery
1061 B Street, Hayward
(510) 583-2787

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