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Posted on May 12, 2011

Art Dog Saves Next Week’s Art Day!

May 12, 2011

Gillispie students enjoy sharing their artwork with the school and local communities throughout the year. On campus, student art is displayed in the foyer, hallways, bulletin boards, classrooms, gardens, and trees, and the annual Spring Gala featured our children’s creations. Gillispie’s fifth annual Art Day (see details below) will celebrate our creative accomplishments school wide – toddler through sixth grade. In the broader community, Gillispie student work has been displayed this year at the La Jolla Library, Pacific Beach Library, the Jacob’s Center at Market Creek, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the La Jolla Historical Society. This summer all kindergarten through sixth grade artists will have the opportunity to exhibit at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar where thousands of people can view their work. The San Diego community is rich with creative and artistic pieces, and throughout the school year, our students have had opportunities to view them. Some of our field trips to local treasures have included the Stuart Collection at UCSD, the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. On other occasions students have traveled to the Timken, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Mingei. 2011 Art Day in Honor of Art Dog The children’s book Art Dog is the inspiration for Art Day this year. Thacher Hurd wrote and illustrated this colorful book about the power and magic of art. Personally, I like Art Dog. He is a quiet, reserved, seemingly ordinary member of the community of Dogopolis. But when he makes art, he transforms himself and his community in a powerful and meaningful way—with humor thrown in for good measure. The brush IS mightier than the sword! Making art is great fun, and looking and experiencing art also provides great enjoyment!  Come join us! We want to share our creations with you on Art Day 2011, Thursday, May 19. Susan Walters Gillispie Art Teacher    
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