Friday, October 3, 2014

Memoir in Poetry & Art: Essence of Self

In October, Second Story Gallery  has a very special showing of artwork created by local students of the Camas High School, Integrated Arts and Academics (IAA) Program. 

The collection titled “Memoir in Poetry & Art: Essence of Self,”consists of masks, glass tiles, oil pastel triptychs, and more. 

Forty-six 9th graders in the new IAA program have the opportunity to connect what they are learning in Pre-AP English and Physical Science, and then communicate their learning in art that is meaningful to them. 

“In addition to integrating the academics with the arts, the program vision is for students to work with professional, visual and performing artists and always share their work with an audience. It makes learning more relevant and real-world. Showing their art publicly at the Second Story Gallery is a lifetime opportunity for them,” commented Gina Mariotti Shapard, the program’s leader at Camas High School. 

In September, students explored the notion of “essence” as their theme in memoir poetry, physical states of matter, and the atom’s structure in science. 
Join us Friday, October 3 from 5 to 8 pm for the First Friday Artists’ Reception at the gallery. Many of the young artists will be there to share their work. The exhibit will continue through October 31st during regular library hours.