After a year of drawing, coloring, outlining, cutting and pasting, the work was finally ready! Students at L.O. Kimberly Elementary School worked hard all year and showcased their final art projects at the end of the school year.
Under the leadership and direction of art teacher, Mr. Demetrius Carroll, the second annual Kimberly Art Gallery officially opened on Thursday, May 16. With the help of teachers, students and parent volunteers, the media center was transformed into an art gallery. The art gallery showcased the creative work of students in grades K-5.
The grand opening of the art gallery was truly a wonderful event. Visitors enjoyed appetizers as they viewed the art pieces, and music could be heard in the background as guests enjoyed the various art displays.
When asked why he puts on this art gallery experience each year, Mr. Carroll responded, “I want to give students a chance to see their work on display.” “Not often do they get to experience student art exhibits, so I wanted to give them a chance to have this experience and feel proud of their own work.”
Many of the students were amazed to see their work. There was genuine excitement from the students. Fourth grader Jayden James had his artwork on display. He commented, “It makes me happy to see my artwork.”
All of the artwork was for sale, and the proceeds from the gallery benefitted L.O. Kimberly. Ending the year with an art show was an exciting way for students and parents to enjoy the hard work of the students from throughout the year. The collaboration of work between art, music, students and parent volunteers confirms the words in Kimberly’s school song which claims, “At Kimberly we are one!”