PUBLISHED: 4:08 PM on Wednesday, January 17, 2007
At Gastineau School, art takes many forms. Last year the primary classes worked with artist Kate Patera to create felted wool wall hangings, which adorn the entry at the Douglas Island school. In the past two years, drama, visual art, music and movement have been offered as clubs during the teacher collaboration sessions. The felt and other student art will be exhibited from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, during the school's annual Festival of Lights Gallery Walk. Gastineau student
"It is the funnest thing you could do. It helps you look at things and makes you see things that are hidden. They just pop into your eyes," said Zoe Kreigmont, a Gastineau student, about the importance of art.
Patera's residency was funded by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council and the Friends of Gastineau School. Other exhibits in the Gallery Walk will include examples from the Juneau School District Art lessons as well as pieces from the Project ARTiculate grant through the Alaska Arts Consortium.