May Art Exhibit – ‘Vision of 2023’ an exhibition of artwork by the Silver Lake Middle School 8th Grade Art Students

This May,  the Kingston Public Library will feature those talented young artists from the Silver Lake Middle School 8th Grade Art Class.  In this exhibit, ‘The Vision of 2023’ , the out of this world paintings and sculptures will inspire your imagination. This is your opportunity to see their creativity and imagination on display. You will be delighted when you see these works in our gallery, display case and the flat panels.

We are pleased to exhibit the work of the art students of Erica McGhee. This is their sixth annual exhibition here at the library.

From Erica McGhee to her Students:

Dear Students,

I cannot express with words how proud I am of you. You have accomplished so much this year in art class. Art two is an advanced, fast pace class with many challenges and you all excelled beyond my hopes. We dove into many projects with many different materials and with each project you each took on the adventure and improved drastically.

What I love most about teaching you is your enthusiasm for art and your creativity. This year you have all made me a better teacher. You have allowed me to design projects for you that are advanced and fun. You should be proud of the work you have created over these past eight months. I was also your seventh grade art teacher and to be able to see where you have come from  and the amount of improvement that has happened in two years has been wonderful and inspiring.

Art does not have to be a career in your future (unless you want it to be). What I want you to take away from this year in art is the love of creating. Being able to look at something and see the beauty in it. Being able to be creative is a gift that you have all explored this year. You have all pushed yourself through these projects, some days were harder than others, some projects we found more challenging than others, but in the end you all completed these projects  with great attitudes and some amazing art came out of it.

Please continue your love of art. Please continue to stay creative people, and please always be proud of whatever you create because it comes from within you.  Your art can be made to hang on a wall, it can be made for someone else, or it can simply be made for you, whatever the reason you make art allow yourself to enjoy it.

Thank you all for a wonderful year and I look forward to seeing what high school brings for each one of you 🙂

Love,

Mrs. McGhee