September 2, 2014

Student Art Show — “One World”

 

PHOTO BY KATIE DALSEMER MESSENGER © 2014

Student Art Show — “One World”

Teacher Mrs. Amy Weisberg proudly stood with Sophia Samios, one of her transitional kindergarteners who made a glazed porcelain piece in the “Hands Around The World” project.

On January 31, Topanga Elementary Charter School had a festive, fun-filled reception for the exhibit “One World” at Topanga Canyon Gallery.

PHOTO BY KATIE DALSEMER MESSENGER © 2014

Student Art Show — “One World”

Principal Nicole Sheard (L) and Art Show curator Rhonda Conry (R) pose in front of students’ self portraits. They, along with a dedicated team of teachers and students, made “One World” a great success.

The day, which was a fundraiser for the vitally important Topanga Enrichment Program, was the culmination of the students’ visual odyssey through the contemplation of a variety of global questions including: How are we different from other cultures? More importantly, How are we the same?

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Student Art Show — “One World”

Jacob Yoon stood next to his “Perspective” silver metallic photo under plexi glass that he made in Mrs. Spire’s third grade class.

Although the projects ranged from painting to photography to mixed media collage, the show curated by Rhonda Conry was a cohesive experience that left visitors truly in awe of the wonderful young artists that Topanga is raising.

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Student Art Show — “One World”

Asher Akiva posed with his “World View” project made of a natural material collage on a framed mirror from Mrs. Jennifer Hoffman’s first grade class.

PHOTO BY KATIE DALSEMER MESSENGER © 2014

Student Art Show — “One World”

Ashton Dorafshar proudly showed-off a string of raffle tickets he bought from parent Rachel Edlian-Samios.

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Student Art Show — “One World”

Lara Farasat holds daughter Alex up next to her acrylic “We Are The World” painting that she made in Mrs. Devon Chatham’s grade two class.

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Student Art Show — “One World”

Maya I. Frank struck a pose with her ingenious “We All See the Same Stars” piece comprised of a shoebox, tempura paint and an LED light from Ms. Brandy Batz’s fourth/fifth grade class.

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Student Art Show — “One World”

Ms. Erin Saporta’s fifth graders created a project called “Surfing Around the World” which featured mini balsawood surfboards decorated with decoupage and colored Sharpies.

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Student Art Show — “One World”

Tony Mata (L) and Milo Rupert (R) thought the exhibit “Surfing Around The World” by Ms. Erin Saporta’s fifth graders, which featured mini balsa wood surfboards decorated with decoupage and colored Sharpies, was way cool.

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Student Art Show — “One World”

“We Are The “World” by Ms. Devon Chatham’s class was a lovely patchwork of acrylics on canvas.

PHOTO BY KATIE DALSEMER MESSENGER © 2014

Student Art Show — “One World”

“World View” was natural material collage on framed mirrors created by Mrs. Jennifer Hoffman’s first grade class.