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Art News from Around the School and Around the World…

And the “Art Star” of the Month is... I’m happy to announce that the “Art Star” award for May goes to Ryan J. (Rm. 310). Please assist me in congratulating Ryan for all the hard work, creativity, and independence that he has shown over the past month. Ryan’s “Daffodils Painting” is shown at right. Also, Ryan’s “American Flag” painting can be seen on Page 3. Additional “Daffodil” paintings can be seen on Page 2 of this issue of the Andersonian and in Conference Room B (AEC Building).

“Graduation Art Show Once again student artwork will be on display during ACA’s annual Graduation Ceremony (June 23rd). This year’s show will consist of examples of each of the art projects that have been completed over the course of this school year. It will remain on display over the Pre-Summer Recess. Please stop by and let me know what you think. Note: The names of the artists with art included in the “Graduation Art Show” have yet to be determined. A complete list will be printed in the next issue of the Andersonian.

“”Staatsburg Spirit Day” Art Show A Reminder: The annual "Staatsburg Spirit Day" (Staatsburg, NY), will be held on Saturday, June 11th. And the event organizer, Linda C, has once again asked our students to participate in the “Spirit Day” art show This year the art show will be held at the Staatsburg Fire House. The doors usually open around 12:00 Noon. I hope to see you there!! Student with artwork in show are: Steven D. (Rm. 125) ”Daffodils” Ashley B. (Rm. 306) “Spring Blossoms” Aaron G. (Rm. 310) “Flag 1” Katherine M. (Rm. 117) “Flag 2” Delfin R. (Rm. 118) “Donut” Sculpture

Vincent G. (Rm. 312) “Haunted Landscapes Imani B. (Rm. 309) “Fall Tree” Sculpture Joel M. (Rm. 306) “Donut” Sculpture Brandon S. (Rm. 417) “Donut” Sculpture Ethan B. (Rm.115) “Donut” Sculpture William H. (Rm. 417) “Donut” Sculpture


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Call for Art! The Mid-Hudson Coalition will once again hold their Direct Care Workers Art Exhibit as part of their annual conference. This year’s event will be held on June 23, 2011 (8am— 3:30pm) at the Oak Wood Friends School in Poughkeepsie. The exhibit is open to all direct care workers, including direct care professionals, residential managers, teachers, or any other staff person who directly serve our students. Finished artwork of all media and sizes are welcome. Please drop off art on June 22 between 9am-12 noon. For additional information please contact me (room 416; ex. 1569); Karen F. (kfxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxsprogram.org) or go to www.midhudsoncoalition.org

“Daffodil Paintings” Spring is here, the temperature is rising, and the students of the AEC have just finished mixed media paintings of Daffodils to mark this changing season. Below are just a few examples.

Brian C. (Rm. 119)

Steven D. (Rm. 125)

Frank A. (Rm. 120)

Additional examples of the completed “Daffodil” paintings can be seen in Conference Room B, included those by Makaila C. (Rm. 120), Jessica C. and Michael R. (both from Rm. 119).

“Graduation Booklet

HAVE INFO TO SHARE? IF YOU HAVE ANY ART

Every year students create artwork for inclusion in Anderson Center’s annual Graduation Booklet. In past years students created drawings with graduation themes (i.e. caps, graduates, school, diplomas, etc.), but for this year’s booklet artwork was selected from all the student artwork completed over the year.

NEWS THAT YOU WANT TO ADD TO NEXT MONTH’S ANDERSONIAN PLEASE LET ME KNOW (X1569). ~ NATHAN (RM. 416).

I am proud to announce that the honor of being featured on the front cover of this year’s Graduation Booklet goes to John E. (Rm. 308) for his “Abstract Painting” (Crayons, Pastels, Tempera Paint on Drawing Paper). Good Job John!!!

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“Flag” Paintings In Honor of “Memorial Day” (May 30th) and “Flag Day” (June 14th), students used masking techniques, color layering and collage to create the American Flag themed paintings below. Materials: Tempera Paint, Crayons, White Drawing Paper, Glue, Newspaper, Tag Board. (lft.) Dominic C. (Rm. 306); (Rt.) Aaron G. (Rm. 310); (Below) “Art Star” Ryan J. (Rm. 310)!

Additional “Flag” paintings can be seen in Conference Room B, including those by Frank C. (Rm. 307), Sasha I. (Rm. 110), Aaron G. (Rm. 310), Dominic C. and Ashley B. (Both of Rm. 306).

Version 1 (Above): Tempera Paint over Crayon. Created by using various masking techniques and materials, including shaped masking (stars and strips). Dimensions: 12x18. Version 2 (To Left & Right): Tempera Paint over Crayon and uses the same masking techniques and materials as above, but is poster size (18x24) and includes collaged text. Dominick R. (Rm. 307) HAVE INFO TO SHARE? IF YOU HAVE ANY ART NEWS THAT YOU WANT TO ADD TO NEXT MONTH’S ANDERSONIAN PLEASE LET ME KNOW (X1569). ~ NATHAN (RM. 416).

Frank C. (Rm. 307)

Artist Birthdays for June June 6 – Diego Velazquez (1599) June 8 – Frank Lloyd Wright (1869) June 12 – Egon Schiele (1890) June 13 – Christo (1935) June 28 – Peter Paul Rubens (1577)

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The Andersonian Art News - Issue 17 June 2011