Thursday, December 18, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I went to "Light the Way: A Community Holiday Art Project" at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Indianapolis, Thursday, December 4, 2008. The luminary display of barrels idea was created by local artist Tom Torluemke in cooperation with the artists and residents of the King Park Area. The carved barrels were on display and carols were sung at the event. It was really cold but I was happy to see so many people turn out to support this cool event.
We studied Alexander Calder,
we watched footage of the artist performing the circus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWS96nzFUks and looked at many of his works of art. We also read Roar! Calder Circus. Then the student artists got to work.
While we were on the field trip to the IMA the students were lucky enough to see three Calder pieces. If anyone is going to Chicago over the holidays I suggest you check out the Calder exhibit at the Contemporary Museum of Art.
Monday, December 1, 2008
The fourth grade went to the IMA to visit the contemporary galleries. The trip was a success! The students were well prepared for their visit and had learned about many of the pieces we saw. The students especially likes Thorton Dial's flag and Calder's Mobile. If you have never been to the IMA please go. Visit their website www.imamuseum.org. It is free and has so much to offer. Make sure to Check out their family days.