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Van-Far artists recognized for artwork

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:06 am

Van-Far Elementary 3rd grade students created an artwork based on the “Picture the Music” contest by the St. Louis Symphony.
The students studied “Olympic Fanfare” by John Williams. They learned about the music and composer in Mrs. Bunge’s music class and then had to create an artwork based on what they saw or felt when they heard the music piece in my art studio.
The project was a fun collaboration for the arts. The 3rd grade class got to experience a live performance of the piece at Powell Hall by the St. Louis Symphony.
This has been an amazing learning experience for our students. Out of the 40, 3rd grade students, I could only pick seven students’ art pieces to send in.
They will be mailed off this week and if any one of their artwork pieces are chosen, they will have an awards ceremony at Powell Hall. The finalists’ work will be included in the 2018 traveling “Picture the Music” exhibition available for viewing at Powell Hall, St. Peters Cultural Arts Center, St. Louis Public Library-Schlafly branch, Plaza Frontenac, and The Magic House.
It was so difficult to choose the pieces because we have such talented students.
The seven students whose artwork was chosen are Garrett Hopke, Faith Griffith, Khloe Wallace, Austin Brooksher, Emma Francis, Laney Cashman, and Kaleb Baskett.
Congratulations to each of them.
In Theater News: Due to a high demand request from my seniors, we have decided to perform “Into the Woods” on April 6 and 7.
More information will come soon. We can’t wait for the Van-Far Theater to start up again.

Jenniffer Hanson
Van-Far Elementary Art Teacher