As part of Youth Arts Month, the public is invited to visit the Educationally Interpretive Exhibition, “Making Arts Learning Visible!” Feb. 29 – April 1, 2016 (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at the Stanislaus County Office of Education (1100 H St., second floor). The Art Show features student work, photos and evidence of the process of art-making from preschool to advanced high school students across Region 6, which includes Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.
In addition to the month long display, students, parents, educators and the Region 6 arts community are invited to attend an evening reception to celebrate Learning in the Arts on Monday, March 7, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (at SCOE, 1100 H St.). The reception will include a tour of the art exhibit along with student musical, dance and theatre performances from six local schools.
According to organizers, the aim of the Educationally Interpretive Exhibition is to provide another model for the display of student work.
“Making it possible for viewers to see the connection between thinking and making is what this exhibition intends to achieve,” said Cheri Lloyd, Project Coordinator at SCOE. “The work selected illustrates not individual students’ talent, but the forms of thinking that are used in the creation of their artwork. Art making is not simply a pleasant break from the work of other disciplines; art making can and does evoke and refine forms of thinking that other activities do not.”
The model for this exhibition was developed by Elliot Eisner, Professor Emeritus, of Education and Art Education at Stanford University and has been presented at the National Art Education Association and the Stanford School of Education.