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O.P. Earle Elementary holds spring sampler May 17

One of the fused glass projects. (photo submitted)

The public is invited to attend the O.P. Earle Elementary School Spring Sampler Tuesday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Landrum Library. The evening will include a sampling of visual art created by the students of O. P. Earle.

The following are projects the school has worked on:

Kindergarten – watercolor fish; first grade – Japanese carp wind socks; second grade – self-portraits; third grade – Romare Bearden African masks and sweetgrass baskets; fourth grade – Mandala designs in symmetry; fifth grade – face jugs; Mrs. Greene’s class – Jackson Pollock inspired abstract expressionism paintings and the studio class – fused glass projects.

Artist in Residence Jerry Pospisil works with fused glass, Artist in Residence Sarah Edwards-Hammond is a sweet grass basket weaver and Artist in Residence Jim Creal is a printmaker.

The Community Arts Evenings Project Grant was written by art educator Cindy Riddle. Funding was provided by the Mary F. Kessler Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation.

The evening is held in partnership with the Landrum Library Friends of the Library and O.P. Earle Elementary School PTO.

A variety of student paintings, drawings, pottery, prints and collage are also currently on display at O.P. Earle Elementary School in the Principal’s Gallery.

Music will be provided by harpist Liana Stadelman.

– article submitted by Dawn Lynch

A Jackson Pollock inspired abstract expressionist painting. (photo submitted)