Blanco Elementary School Artists celebrate their autumn educational and artistic accomplishments, with an exciting art exhibit of ten 6 foot tall totem pole sculptures.
The totem poles made by children ages 5-10, are on display now at the Uptown Blanco Arts and Entertainment complex in downtown Blanco.
The exhibit opened on November 27 and runs through January 6, 2010.
Ms. Meg Davis, Blanco Elementary Art Teacher, created an innovative lesson plan integrating the study of cultural traditions of the Northwest Coast Indians with her students’ personal observations of wildlife in the Texas Hill Country.
The totem pole sculptures, made with recycled materials, are the children’s colorful and thoughtful artistic interpretations of both their studies and their unique experiences with regional birds, bats, and butterflies.
Ms. Davis merged science, social studies, and visual art into a hands on learning experience that her young students thoroughly enjoyed.
Ms. Davis recollects, “…the enthusiasm for this project was contagious!
There is nothing like a child’s imagination combined with a sense of purpose and connection.”
Uptown Blanco Art Center welcomes Texas Hill Country residents and the Blanco community to visit this special art exhibit.
Visitors may enter Uptown Blanco Restaurant entrance on 4th Street, on the west side of the square in Blanco between 11:00am and 9:00pm, Thursdays – Sundays. Please phone the Uptown Blanco Art Center at 830-833-2514 for more information.