Recently, I took a small group of students to Public Space One to visit the current exhibit - "Give and Take". The exhibit is about mothers who create alongside their children, and includes art work by both the mothers and the children.
Next spring, Preucil will be having our own art show in a gallery. My purpose for visiting with this committee of students was to gather information about "What is a gallery?" and "How can we display our artwork?". This show was perfect, since we got to see a variety of display techniques, as well as a variety of art media represented - even better, much of it was created by kids!
We were fortunate to get a tour from curator and featured artist Heidi Casto. Heidi is also a previous Preucil preschool parent, and preschool alumna Beatrice had pieces on display.
Heidi shared her knowledge about the artists, and gave us some valuable information about how to display our work. We had come up with ideas like clips, nails, tape, and frames for our artwork, but she taught us about super strong mini magnets and special shelves for 3D art.
Heidi also taught us about how and why an artist must edit their creations before deciding what to put into a gallery exhibit. Our gallery committee was observant and noticed the animal theme in Heidi and her daughters' creations.
all (awesome) gallery photos by Rebecca Sanabria
Later, the gallery committee shared our experience at PS1 with the rest of our classmates. We discussed what the gallery looked like, what we learned, and that we will be talking more about a Preucil art show as the school year continues.
"Give and Take" will be on display at Public Space One through September, and it is worth a stop while you are downtown!
Gallery hours are: Thursdays 1-8pm, Fridays 1-4pm, Saturdays 12-4pm, Sundays 1-4pm, and by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also look forward to the kid-friendly "Spooky House" exhibit coming up in October.
Art Studio teacher