BUDDING ARTIST EXHIBITION K-8
AT FMAAA GALLERY FOR JANUARY
The Fort Madison Area Arts Association is hung from ceiling to floor with creations
from the Budding Artists at Central Lee, Richardson, Lincoln, Holy Trinity, and Ft.
Madison Middle School for an annual favorite for viewers in the area. The weather
delays upon the schools return from vacation has caused delays but can never keep
this beloved show down! Seither&Cherry Company is the sponsor for the exhibition
and a reception will occur on January 17th from 2:00-4:00 for the artists and families.
Enjoy reception treats from HyVee with your family members while touring this massive
exhibition. With 361 pieces this may well be the largest accumulation of works mustered
thus far for the Budding Annual Exhibition with many more three dimensional raw materials
showcased this year.
Projects kick-off kindergarten with “handsome” trees from Central Lee and snowy perspectives
from Holy Trinity. Richardson and Lincoln students pump out pumpkin patch collages
and radial symmetry images. Central Lee first graders take a Yukon look at landscapes
after viewing works by Ted Harrison. Second grade Holy Trinity students wax on/wax
off with some awesome cubist perspectives. Richardson and Lincoln explore tints and
learn the variances of warm/cool/neutral colors, while Central Lee embosses metallic
floral patterns, pastels parrots, and creates a splash of colorful life with gardens
embracing watercolor and acrylics. The third grade hawks try their hand at ceramic
cupcakes and yarnomental teepees. In the two dimensional realms seems to be scapes
all around, whether they be the land or city variety. FMMS hoots it up with ceramic
owls. Fourth grade Holy Trinity samples carpet wreaths and market magic with complimentary
colors, while Central Lee visits mixed media geo-designed landscapes. Their fifth
graders cultivate Southwestern bison heads and delight with samplings of fish robotics
that create quite a stir. FMMS delves into thematic “What's in the Jar”, radial prints,
and some intriguing color wheel weaving, while clay Picasso heads gropes with three
dimensions. The clay goes more sculptural with Easter Island statues at FMMS sixth
grade. Central Lee texturizes some tasty desserts and Holy Trinity tackles tonal
graphite studies. Seventh grade FMMS studies pop artist Keith Haring using papier
mache. Holy Trinity shines with collaborative photography series while 8th grade
desings cardboard cut graphics and thematic collage. FMMS 8th grade delves into the
popular field of fiber with coil baskets. Whew, an amazing line-up. It is impressive
indeed to see what takes place in our educational system in regards to the arts.
Thanks always to Mrs. Price, Mrs. Mitchell, and Mrs. Hellige for Ft. Madison public
schools; Mrs. Canida and Mrs. Jones for Central Lee; and Mrs. de Prima and Mr. Rung
at Holy Trinity for sharing with the public! This exhibition is always stacked and
packed. Parents may bring cameras for gallery shots with your budding artist by the
wooden carousel horse or the gargantuan grinning face of Mr. Jimmy!