Monday, November 5, 2012

Chairs for Charity

If you enjoy art events and/or need a place to sit, read on!

On Saturday, November 10, the Rahr-West Art Museum is hosting the annual Chairs for Charity event. This is my first-ever year as a participant in the event, albeit vicariously through the skills and artistic vision of my 7th and 8th grade Art Gallery class. Here's how it works: local artists (that's us!) design and donate chairs for the event. After the auction, 50% of proceeds are presented as scholarships to local students in the visual and performing arts. Students are excited to have their artwork be part of such an important event at the Museum!

Here's what we started with-- behold the bounty of 4 thrift stores, 2 estate sales, and 4 garage sales! In one Saturday, nine secondhand chairs were acquired for a grand total of $19.

Students worked in groups of 2-3, chose an artist from a list I had prepared, then researched and reproduced the artist's style on the chair using acrylic paint.

Our nine groups are working hard and putting in extra time to complete these spectacular works of art! Here are the first five finishers:

Jackson Pollock
Wassily Kandinsky: Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles

Vincent van Gogh

Roy Lichtenstein

Henri Matisse

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