Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Max Loring was awarded a $100 gift card for art supplies and his art will appear in the Missouri’s Youth Adult Alliance 2013 Year in Prevention calendar.
A sixth grade student at Rogers Middle School has been awarded first place in the state for his grade level in ACT Missouri’s Red Ribbon Art Contest. Max Loring was awarded a $100 gift card for art supplies and his art will appear in the Missouri’s Youth Adult Alliance (MYAA) 2013 Year in Prevention calendar, as well as at various statewide drug and alcohol prevention activities. "Max is a talented artist who always works hard,” said Mandi Tripoli, art teacher at Rogers Middle School. “His love of art, attention to detail, and his choice to be drug-free come together creatively in this successful piece of art." MYAA’s annual art competition drew artwork from 35 schools across the state that showcased the message, “The Best Me is Drug-Free…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Heather Rowland won a scholarship from Pasta House for her piece using pasta.
Affton High students Heather Rowland and Hannah Dorries were honored at Tuesday's Affton School Board meeting for their scholarship-winning art. Rowland recently received an award from Pasta House for her Marilyn Monroe portrait that used pasta as the hair. She also showed off a painting based on the HBO series "Band of Brothers." Dorries will be attending the prestigious Memphis Art Institute this fall and was awarded $62,000 in financial aid for her work.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Liliana Perez's entry has been made into a greeting card supporting CHARACTERplus.
Acting with character isn't easy, but drawing character might be even harder. Still, Mesnier Primary School second grader Liliana Perez pulled it off with her entry into an art contest organized by Friends of CHARACTERplus, an organization that works to improve public awareness of character education. The contest—a part of the group's annual fundraiser—asked students from kindergarten through 12th grade to draw a picture that represents one of the character words posted on the wall in their classroom. Liliana chose to draw "Kindess." Just five winning entries, including Liliana's, were chosen to be made into greeting cards. Packets of the cards can be purchased for $10. The money goes to support Cooperating School District's character …
Friday, December 9, 2011
St. Louis-based sound artist Eric Hall is excited to collaborate with other local contributors.
Just like a blockbuster movie needs a score to bring the scenes to life, an artists’ exhibit can be brought to another level with musical recordings. With this in mind, Laumeier Sculpture Park has hired its first composer-in-residence, St. Louis-based sound artist Eric Hall. The 12-month residency is meant to encourage an active collaboration with Laumeier Sculpture Park’s collections and its landscape. The residency is part of Laumeier’s curatorial focus on “archaeology of place.” Throughout the year, Hall, who is a native of St. Louis, will work to develop a new series of works and projects using sound in an open-ended exploration beginning with field recordings from the park. “Laumeier continues to diversify the different art forms …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Mesnier Primary School second graders display their artwork illustrating important character traits.
Artwork from Missouri students—including Mesnier Primary School’s second grade class—will be on display at the Holiday Reading Festival in December. Christine Perko’s second graders drew pictures portraying their own interpretations of the words kindness, honesty, reliability and responsibility. Students from across the St. Louis region submitted artwork illustrating important character traits. Check out the photo slideshow above to see drawings from students in Affton and other Missouri cities. All of the artwork students created will be on display at the Holiday Reading Festival at Crestwood Court near the LensCrafter mall entrance. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 3 and 12 …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Children create bright flowers out of tissue paper as an arts and crafts project.
Spring is in the air, and it's not only outdoors where the flowers are blooming. This Monday, children at the Weber Road Library made their own beautiful bouquets out of tissue paper at an afternoon arts and crafts session.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Works by students of art teacher John Worthen are featured.
The best student art from the past year is displayed in the Lindbergh Art Gallery, located in the lobby of the Lindbergh School District Auditorium on 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Doors are open during school performances and special events. Featured today are works by students of art teacher John Worthen at Lindbergh High School. Student art from throughout the district can be viewed by visiting the Lindbergh Art Gallery online.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Ed Koehler does commercial illustration for a variety of Christian publications.
Ed Koehler loves his work. "I was probably wired for commercial illustration," Koehler said. "I don't know how to do anything else. Don't put that down, it's a facetious answer." He does most of his work for the Christian publishing world, a niche where he feels he can fulfill his love of light-hearted art and find steady enough work to make a career. "It's a great way to make a living. I love it," Koehler said. "If you are doing what you're wired to do, the money will find you." Check out these pictures of Koehler's art, both professional and personal.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
From arcade games and chili to Buddhism and Macbeth, this weekend offers a perfect sampling of culture, high and low.
With everything going on this three-day weekend, there is no excuse to stay in and be bored. Geek out Friday night, spend Saturday and Sunday with some modern art and classic Shakespeare, and top off the weekend with chili and healthy foods.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
From Play-doh and Valentines to ice skating and bird watching, take your pick of fun family activities for this week.
With plenty of free family activities, from Play-doh and Valentines to ice skating and bird watching, this week is the perfect time to grab those kids and go out for some fun.