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May 7, 2013 > The arts are alive... with the sound of talent!

The arts are alive... with the sound of talent!

Submitted By Molleen Barnes, Superintendent
Photos By courtesy of Natalie Campbell

On Thursday, April 19, the Sunol Glen Community was given a double treat with our first ever Art Show coupled with the annual Talent Show. Talent displayed in both venues was truly amazing! The Art Exhibit was held in the cafeteria where colorful displays of visual delights were hung on panel boards so that visitors could walk through the rows and see a wonderful array of work.

Art Teacher Natalie Campbell inspired young budding artists to explore such topics as water colors, tempura paint, burlap stitching samplers, silhouettes made from pens, collages using torn paper, and surrealism with colored pencils, etc. The artwork went up for sale and buyers were provided with instant framing. Sales were brisk and the school sold out of frames very quickly.

After browsing through the visual feast, folks were then invited into the auditorium to observe the talent of Sunol Glen students. This annual event is coordinated by another talented teacher, Melody Mayer. Two 8th graders, Katelyn Olsen and Olivia Whitaker, who have been friends since Kindergarten, dedicated the opening song, "For Good" to the graduating 8th grade class. Other acts by students - kindergarten to 8th grade - included pianists, singers, cup rhythms, gymnasts, dancers, and comedians.

A special thank you goes to Chris Olsen (for the art display idea and construction), Annalise Olsen, Alyson Whitaker, and Frank and Jenny Huang (for their hard work in creating the display panels).

It was definitely a successful evening that put smiles on everyone's faces and a feeling of gratitude for being able to be a part of a community that places such high value on the arts! Go Eagles!

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