Pinon Students to Exhibit at Village Arts

Students from Pinon Elementary School will exhibit their work at Village Arts. The show opens Feb. 22 and continues through mid-March. Courtesy photo


There will be a very special opening at Village Arts (216 DP Road) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

Students from Pinon Elementary School have worked together in a GATE/Art collaboration to create a show called, “Every Picture Tells a Story.”

Students created acrylic paintings. They then wrote a story about their painting. Students traded paintings and wrote stories about each other’s paintings – without knowledge of the artist’s original story. 

Students finally presented their paintings along with their stories.

“It was a lot of fun to hear the different stories about each painting,” Pinon Art Educator Stephanie J. Rittner said. “We learned that not only does every picture tell a story; we realized that every viewer sees a different story in each picture.”

These paintings, along with a book of all the stories, will be on display at Village Arts through mid-March.

Rittner and Pinon GATE teacher Lise Chrien would like to thank Ken Nebel and Village Arts for their donation of framing materials for the students’ paintings and for graciously allowing the students to display their work. 

“We would also like to thank Ken Nebel for teaching our students how to professionally frame their artwork and for sharing his amazing illustrations with our students,” Ritner said.

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