Saturday, May 3, 2014

Color, Color, Color

Of all The Edge Center Gallery exhibits, the annual May Bigfork Student Art Show is always one of the most colorful with a variety of art that is hard to describe. It needs to be seen to be appreciated. This year is one of the best, but then every year seems to take a step up. This year visitors will be able to see some of the artists creating their works on a digital frame. A very nice new technology addition. The art is done by the seventh through twelfth grade art classes at Bigfork school.  It includes media from sculpture to traditional painting to recycled materials to photography and more.  We have no idea what it is going to be like outside on May14th during the art show reception, but inside expect warmth, lots of color, and enjoyment. The art show is up and open now through May 17th. Normal gallery hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10AM to 4PM.

Memory jugs, above, are covered with objects of significant to the artist.  A tradition that possibly dates back to Victorian days.

The digital display above shows the young artists at work. Some of the many pictures of the creative process shown on the display are below.

May 14th is just one important date in the school month for the Bigfork school. May is celebration month of the school year with graduation, end of school, band and choir concerts and more. Here is a schedule below, so you can take in some of them.  They are all free of charge and open to anyone who would like to attend. Schedules do change, so check with the school to make sure before you show up.

May 7th at 11AM are the academic awards for high school students with every class participating.

May 14 Student art show with a reception from 4 to 6PM with one of the most colorful exhibits of the year.

May 14 Spring concert with the band and choir. Grades 7 through 12 are participating with two solo performances. 7PM

May 17th the grand march for10th through 12th grades at 4PM

May 20th the senior reception for scholarships

May 22nd at 6:30PM has the athletic banquet with letter awards.

May23 the 5th grade presents their veterans recognition program at 1:30PM

May 28 the kindergarten graduation 12:20PM

The following shows part of the art on display created in Roberta Steinhart’s art classes. This year guest artists, Karlyn Atkinson Berg and Kenny Porter added their time and skills to the classes.

And, if the above does not give you enough reason to come and visit this exhibit, take a look at the final picture below. Look at it for a little while and you may find that you are smiling. That might be because it is beautiful, detailed and colorful.  Smiling is what student art can do for you. These pictures are only a small part of the exhibit.  The rest are equally wonderful and can help chase away some of the cold memories of this past winter. Come to The Edge Gallery by May 17th on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays between 10AM and 4PM to see the whole colorful show.

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