Middle, high school ‘masterpieces’ to open Friday
by Hawkins Teague
Jan 31, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Another traditionally well-attended event opens at 6 p.m. Friday at the Janice Mason Art Museum.

Museum administrator Paula Lisowsky said the Middle/High School art show, known as “Our Masterpieces,” is funded every year by the Cadiz Rotary Club. She said this was the fourth year for the show and that the work is always impressive.

“One year, a couple of Murray professors came and saw the show by chance,” Lisowsky said. “They were absolutely in awe and they made a point to come back the next year.”

The art teachers at the middle school and high school are in charge of getting the work together for the show. Lisowsky mentioned that Mary Lear started as the art teacher at the high school this year and that the new blood should make the event exciting.

Lear said she is happy to be carrying on the tradition this year. She said every one of her students have been allowed to have a piece in the show and that a few may have more than one.

“The space dictates how many can have more than one piece,” she said.

Lear said that some of her students would help her set up the pieces and that there was plenty to choose from. Several students’ work was also featured on the museum’s postcard that promoted the event.

Dani Knight, the middle school’s art teacher, said that at least 80 of her students would have work featured in the show. She said her students’ pieces would focus on different cultures that Kentucky Core Content requires the schools to teach, with each grade learning a different one. Sixth graders studied Latin American art. Seventh graders studied Egyptian, classical Greek and Medieval art.

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