Monday, April 14, 2014 was the opening reception for the Thomas County School System student art exhibition at the Thomasville Center for the Arts lower level gallery. The student artwork exhibited was a collection of over 100 works from Garrison-Pilcher, Cross Creek, and Thomas County Upper Elementary and Middle School. Everything was organized by the school’s art teachers, Christy Parker-Priest, Annie Burke and Emily Holton. The show theme was “It’s Poppin,” a collection of student artwork grades first through eighth that focuses on the influences of Pop Artist and the Pop Art Movement. Pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claus Oldenburg, Keith Haring, Wayne Thiebaud, and Jim Dine were used to influence the student work for this art show.
The Thomas County Middle School’s Art Club painted pop art shirts and wore bright colored pants and crazy hats to serve as walking art for the show. Art Club members Katie and Chelsea Weaver dressed and looked like real life comic book characters. Ms. Holton’s student teacher, Maria Vasquez, painted the student’s faces as comic book characters. Ms. Holton’s students also made oversized everyday objects in the style of artist Claus Oldenburg. Refreshments of lemonade and popcorn were served. There were over 75 people in attendance.
The TCSS art teachers would like to especially thank the parent volunteers who helped make the show a huge success by popping popcorn and serving the refreshments. Also, a special thank you for the administrator’s support of their art teachers and their students.
Take a few moments to stop by the Thomasville Center for the Arts to view the IT'S POPPIN! Student Art Exhibition which will be on display from April 14 through May 9, 2014.
IT'S POPPIN! Student Art Exhibition