The piece above is from a very cool exhibition of art by Madison students at the Madison Musuem of Contemporary Art I saw today today with my sons. It runs through May 17. Check it out (details below).
Young at Art
March 15 -May 17 , 2009
Young at Art, presents works of art by Madison Metropolitan School District students in kindergarten through grade 12. Organized biennially, the exhibition is the result of a long-standing collaboration between MMoCA and the school district’s Fine Arts Department…
In preparing for the exhibition, each of Madison’s public school art teachers was invited to submit up to three works created by his or her students. As a group, the works represent a full range of technique, subject matter, and media, including drawing, painting, collage, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, and computer-generated art.
Young at Art underscores the value of early and continuing exposure to high-quality art education. The exhibition calls attention to children’s creative potential and problem-solving skills; to the scope and variety of individual expression; and to the excellence of art instruction in Madison’s public schools. All works on view in Young at Art demonstrate students’ imagination and talent, and reflect best-practices in art education.
Thomas J. Mertz