Exhibit: Art of Learning
March 15 @ 1:00 pm - April 27 @ 6:00 pm
SARANAC LAKE, NY— This spring, BluSeed Studios at 24 Cedar Street will feature a new art exhibition, “The Art of Learning” on Friday, March 15.
BluSeed Studios Artistic Director, Carol Marie Vossler, teamed up with area artists to put together this timely exhibit to draw attention to the possibility that the Saranac Lake School District may be eliminating one of two high-school art positions in the upcoming school year.
The exhibit will feature artwork made by art educators, their students, alumni from Saranac Lake High School and other schools, as well as area artists who value the importance of quality art programs in their local schools. The exhibit will include poster-size statements submitted from participants addressing the value of in-school art classes and how they have impacted their lives.
BluSeed Artistic Director, Carol Marie Vossler further explains, “This is a time to come together as a community and take a hard look at what and how art is used educationally and professionally. It is also a chance to have a discussion about how all of our educators are made to teach and give voice to their tireless efforts to teach in ways that bring success to their students.”
Retired art teacher Sandra Hildreth who is part of the exhibit team elaborates, “The value of art education isn’t the creation of artists—it is providing opportunities for alternative ways of learning, incorporating hands-on activities, creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and introducing kids to the rich history of the world through the art that was created.”
Valerie Patterson who has taught visual art in the public school system for the past 34 years says, “I see, every day, the importance of a vibrant art education program for all students. Not only do the visual arts afford opportunities for students to be creative and develop collaborative and motor skills, but the skills students learn in the visual arts spill over into academic achievement.”
These and other topics will be covered in the gallery talk and open discussion that will start at 5 PM during the reception which runs from 4 PM to 6 PM on March 15. The community is invited to participate in this discussion which will focus on the importance of art-centered learning and how it benefits students and the district.
BluSeed Studios gallery hours are Monday – Friday 1pm to 5pm and Saturdays noon- 5pm or by appointment.
The Art of Learning Exhibit will run through April 27 in the gallery space at the art center at 24 Cedar Street.
For more about this show or upcoming programs and projects visit www.bluseedstudios.org or call:518-891-3799.
BluSeed Studios is a 501c3 arts organization whose mission is to provide a space and promote a shared environment where artists, educators and community members have the opportunity to learn and participate, experiment and diverge, exhibit and perform, move ideas and aesthetics forward, and to share this diversity as an all-inclusive gateway to artistic experience.
BluSeed Studios receives support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.