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Art Shows by Somerset Elementary School Fifth Graders
By Councilmember Barbara Zeughauser (Trent Street)
Lynn Lewis, the art teacher at Somerset Elementary School, has been working with the fifth graders of Somerset Elementary School, on a project entitled: Mother Earth: Micro, Macro and Me, that will be on display at the Somerset Town Hall from March 31 – June 9, 2017. The Town Hall is open Monday through Friday, from 9a.m. to 4:30p.m.
The fifth graders explore different perspectives of life on Earth through mix media that connects art with environmental awareness. Their work entails tooling metal discs for a microscopic view of plant or animal cellular structures. In addition, they examine an interstellar view of the universe using watercolors to create their own visions, while referring to photographs from the Hubel telescope. Finally, they superimpose a silhouette of themselves in a setting on Earth where they feel most at peace.
This exhibit was created in conjunction with the Mother Earth Project, an Instagram movement, founded by Somerset resident and sculptor, Bart Rubenstein.
In order to accommodate all fifth graders, there will be three separate shows and three Opening Celebrations. The first show will be from March 31 through April 25, with the Opening Celebration on Thursday, April 6, from 6-7p.m. The second show will be from April 27-May 18, with the Opening Celebration on May 2, from 6-7p.m. And the last show will be from May 19-June 9, with the Opening Celebration on May 23, from 6-7p.m.
We hope many of you will take the time to stop by the Somerset Town Hall to see this truly extraordinary exhibit by the children of Somerset Elementary School. And hopefully many of you will be able to attend one or all of the Opening Celebrations!