The Cherry Creek Mobile Arts Gallery visited 16 schools already this year bringing a passion for art to schools across the Front Range.
The Cherry Creek Mobile Arts Gallery visited 16 schools already this year bringing a passion for art to schools across the Front Range. The gallery ranged from many different pieces of art, from sculptures to pieces made of duck-tape.
The leaders of the program teach the kids in the school about the paintings. Like where they come from and what was the artists inspiration for making the artwork. Which reminds me, by every piece there are these little slips of paper that tell who it was done by and what they story is behind it. Pretty cool huh? So after they show the kids around, they let the older kids at the school lead the younger kids around the gallery and do the same thing the adults did.
My favorite piece that was part of the gallery that the school bought was a Garden Kaleidoscope. It was a huge pot of flowers, and there was a kaleidoscope at the top that you could look through and twist the see the prettiest images. They also had this picture of a crayon box that was super zoomed in and there was a tiny couple standing on one of the crayons holding hands! I would've loved to have that one!
You see, the other cool thing about the mobile art gallery is that the kids can vote and pick one of the favorites that's for sale to stay at their school! The Art Gallery will also host community nights at the school they are visiting , so everybody can go and check out the art and have the kids showing them around. The displays at the elementary school that I visited was very involved in their art so they had lots of it around the school.
The program has been around for about 16 years, and still continues to thrive. This isn't the only mobile gallery traveling around Colorado, there's a couple more that display different pieces too.
So if you like art, or need an inspiration for something fun to do, going to the gallery would be a good option. Go to their website www.CherryArts.org to see if they're coming to spread the love at your school!