BRISTOL - The halls of the Board of Education offices were crowded with kids and parents Tuesday night for the opening reception of “My Art - My Story,” the annual student art show.
Paintings, sculptures, collages, and prints were on display for grades kindergarten through 12 at the school board offices on Church Street. Across the street, at Imagine Nation, the work of kids from the Bristol Early Learning Center and community preschools were hanging.
Lillian Siegel, first grader at West Bristol K-8 School, was eager to show off her watercolor “Still Life – Cezanne,” depicting a bowl of fruit.
Lillian said art, which she takes with teacher Karen Pileski, is one of her favorite subjects, along with math and reading.
It’s exciting for her to have her work on display, she loves it, said her mother Liza Siegel, who is a music teacher at Greene-Hills K-8 School.
Gabriella Bernier, Greene-Hills fourth grader, who was there with her father Craig Bernier, had her print “Snowflake” on display. She takes art with teacher Jennifer Chase.
“Everyone did snowflakes,” she said. “We used foam, then we painted it with glue and then we printed it on a paper, we rolled it out. We printed it four times.”
Gabriella said she prefers math to art “but it is fun.”
Logan Murray, second grader at Ivy Drive Elementary School, was showing off his work “Castle,” which he did with watercolor and Sharpie.
Logan said his teacher, Danielle Noyes, gave the class the assignment to make a castle so he used his imagination to picture it. He said art is his second favorite subject, and “gym probably” is his first.
His mother, Stephanie Murray, said Logan does enjoy making art both at school and at home, and math is also a favorite subject for him.
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