Kelley School recently hosted an opening reception for its student art show for more than 100 people in attendance.
The exhibit featured 400 pieces of student artwork for parents, students, siblings and others to view and take pictures. Kelley art teacher Amy O’Connor was pleased so many attended the 90-minute event that caps off work students have created this year.
Highlights of the show included papier-mache and acrylic cultural masks and mixed media drawings of endangered animals made by fifth-graders; 2-D cardboard head sculptures reflective of what good role models look like made by fourth-graders; and anti-bullying posters made by third-graders.
“I was very pleased with the turnout and that we received a lot of really wonderful comments from parents about how they could really see the thinking behind the students’ artwork,’’ O’Connor said. “I also loved hearing students explain the thinking behind their projects and how they came up with their concepts.
O’Connor thanked Kelley School PTA for providing cookies and water for the art show as well as fifth-grade teacher Karen Burgess, who also provided cookies.
“I also want to thank the PTA members who helped with mounting the artwork and labeling before the event,” O’Connor said.