Saturday, September 2, 2017

Peace Poster Contest is Here!

Check out the Contest folder in your Schoology account to find all the information you need to participate. 

The theme of the 2017-2018 Peace Poster Contest is "The Future of Peace." Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 as of November 15, are eligible to participate.

Two of Mrs. Richards' Favorite LIVING Artists

Meet Steve and Bonnie Harmston!
We will be looking at their work when we begin our printmaking unit this year.
Here is their website:

My newest favorite from Harmston Arts is 
Where the Buffalo Roam

We purchased one of their hand-printed works in April of 2015. 

It is titled:
Marching Shadows
Edition 11/45

My favorite thing about this piece is the lighting used and atmospheric perspective of the mountains in the background. If you look closely, you can see the marching shadows in the afternoon light. The tall sky is indicative of Arizona where I lived for a year. However, it also reminds me fondly of our wide open spaces in Texas from which I am a native.

We moved this year and as you can see, have room for another one! I am excited and looking forward to seeing them at either the Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson or, if they should return in 2018, the Art in the Square Festival in Southlake later this year.