A+ for Art
School may be out for the summer, but for many teachers a personal passion for the arts keeps them busy all year long. These education professionals teach hundreds of students in public schools around the county throughout the school year. In the month of July, at Gallery 625, YoloArts will be displaying the artwork of teachers who make art happen in a variety of ways for students in our public schools. The call for art was extended to all teachers in the county; teachers from Woodland and Davis responded to show the art work they create outside of their classrooms.
Featured in the show will be the artwork of Woodland teachers Theresa Morales (Douglass Middle School) and Laura Hanke (Pioneer High School); and Davis teachers Amy George (Birch Lane Elementary), Deanna Leveque (Holmes Junior High School), Seanna Burke (DaVinci High School) and Ted Fontaine (Davis Senior High School).
“We wanted to dedicate a show highlighting the art work of these multi-talented teachers who also practice their craft outside the classroom,” said Janice Purnell, Gallery 625 curator.
The exhibit’s opening reception will be held on Friday, July 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., coinciding with Woodland’s downtown First Friday Art Walk and will be attended by the artist teachers. Wine for the reception will be sponsored by Roth Ranch.
“A+ for Art” will run through August 1 at Gallery 625, in the Erwin Meier Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. Regular gallery viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional information, call YoloArts at 530-406-4844, or visit the website at yoloarts.org.