Art News

The students in Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade classes attended the annual BCA Of Land and Local art exhibit titled “Watershed” at Shelburne Farms Coach Barn on a glorious October morning. Our guide was Melinda Johns, Director of Visitor Services and Gallery Education for Burlington City Arts, who led the groups on their explorations and discussions about all of the amazing water-themed artwork by the many talented Vermont artists exhibiting at this year’s show.

Large-scale sculptural installations around the grounds of the Coach Barn allowed for a fully interactive experience for the children as they traveled under and around the exciting pieces of art. Inside the gallery space the classes enjoyed even more paintings, photographs, sculptures and multi-media works relating to the theme of watershed and water as part of our Vermont landscape.

Melinda writes, “Thank you for taking and sharing these photographs and for helping to coordinate the Renaissance School group visits for today!  I had a wonderful time exploring the Of Land & Local exhibition with the students, and seeing and hearing their observations and interpretations of the work.”

The complimentary visit was organized by Art Teacher, Laura Poirier, who has coordinated this annual event with the BCA education team for our oldest classes for the past several years. We are so very grateful to Burlington City Arts for hosting our students as they further their visual arts education here at Renaissance School. 

In other Art news, the school raised over $667.00 through the Original Works program. The items are due here within the next two weeks and will be distributed to families through the individual classrooms. The monies will be used to support an Artist In Residence at the school and visits to the Shelburne Craft School for all the classes to work in clay. Thank you to everyone who placed orders!