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Last Thursday night, May 23rd, the two floors of The Gallery in Altos de Chavon came to life as the excited students of the Abraham Lincoln School proudly showed their parents, friends and family the art work they had done throughout the school year. This exhibition will be up open until June 4th, 2013.
The work on display showed the progression of skills from Pre-Kindergarten up to Grade 12. It was indeed a visual feast employing a whole variety of techniques including painting, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, wire sculpture, textile and weaving.
Highlights of the exhibition included ceramic food plates and colourful still life weavings from the 6th grade, a ceramic wall by 7th and 8th grade, a large 8th grade mural painting, “star” portraits by the 9th grade, two beautiful large 3D paintings and very original cigar box art by the 10th grade students, charcoal observational drawings from 11th grade and impressive two tone self portraits by 12th grade. The colourful poster of the exhibition was based on an original design by 10th grade student Rosbely Suero.
The quality of work from the Primary School students was absolutely amazing: the Pre-kinder life size self portraits, the Kindergarten observational drawings of fruit baskets, the First Grade school landscapes in the style of Picasso’s blue period and their colourful clay street, the Second Grade beautiful lily pond and paintings in the style of Monet and the impressive eye-catching Little Red Riding Hood quilt, the Third Grade spectacular Egyptian masks and intricate papyrus tomb pictures, the Forth Grade batik Aztec designs and jungle paintings in the style of Rousseau and the Fifth Grade Native American clay pots and striking night scenes of the London blitz silhouetted against a sunset background.
“Our Primary School teachers all teach art to their respective classes and I would like to congratulate them for achieving such high artistic standards with such young students. Our Head of Art, Mr. James Adams, is the sole art teacher in the Secondary School and I congratulate him once again on the exceptional standard of work achieved by the Secondary School students.” Commented headmaster Harry Magee.
The following photos were taken on Thursday night the 23rd of May at the opening cocktail of the annual Abraham Lincoln School art exhibit in Altos de Chavón: [nggallery id=1620]
The Abraham Lincoln School, located within Central Romana, in the town of La Romana, is a private school for the children of employees of the Central Romana Corporation, but is also attended by other children who pay yearly tuition fees.