Explorations “Gazpacho”
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Liberty Arts welcomes Explorations students back from summer break with a taste of Gazpacho

When the last days of summer finally dwindled and came to an end, Liberty Arts geared up for another busy year of Explorations, our Art Education program.

When the local grade-school students returned to the classroom, and resumed their weekly visits to Liberty Arts, we were smack dab in the middle of Gazpacho, our Annual Members’ Exhibition.

Gazpacho contained work by 51 artists, so there was plenty for the students to explore!

After a group discussion and time to explore on their own, the group got busy on their art project, which was inspired by a large piece by artist, Rajiv Hotek (below)

Rajiv’s piece was made from found objects, recycled wood and lots of gold leaf. This gave Education Directors, Kim Presley and Bee Soulé the idea to create a project using special art paper, adhesive and gold leaf substitute.

Some of the pieces turned out profoundly beautiful. Hey, is this one for sale? We’ll buy it!

It was great to see the various designs taking shape, as the children worked hard to execute their ideas.

Once again, the students displayed unique visions and open-minded enthusiasm for the project, which yielded a beautifully diverse collection of art at the end of the day.

Photographs  by Kim Presley, Liberty Arts Creative Director

4 Responses

  1. Brenda Woods says:

    These are really great works of art in the bottom pic. I love to see burgeoning artists.

    • admin says:

      Yes, it’s certainly rewarding to see how thrilled these young artists are when their very own artwork suddenly takes shape before their eyes!

  2. Inge says:

    The other day when I saw Robin’s class walking along with their wire sculptures, and having just come from the FRC, I wondered if some of the children connected with the FRC might not really benefit also from this rich place, Liberty Arts.

    • admin says:

      Inge – Thank you for the great suggestion. We appreciate your comment and will look into that possibility.