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Come see what’s new at the CAC Children’s Gallery for October!

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GALLERY EXHIBITS

The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery – The Prairie Trace Elementary Art students present An Artist’s Voice; Collaborative Voices on Visual Display. This art exhbit is focused on expressing the passions of the young artists at Prairie Trace.

Students at Prairie Trace were challenged by their Art teacher, Mrs. Carnahan, to take the time to think about “things” that they deeply care about; “things” such as what they hope for in the future, “things” they are passionate about pursuing and “things” that stirred their heart and emotions.

Each student at Prairie Trace worked on taking those “things” and translating them into art thus enabling these students to “find their own voice through Art”.

Once the students completed their individual artwork the pieces were put together, by grade level, creating a “cohesive” voice for that grade.

About the Art Teacher – Catherine Carnahan has been teaching Art at Prairie Trace Elementary for 6 years and enjoys teaching a combination of Art History, Media Exploration and Creative thinking. Mrs. Carnahan reports that her students inspire her to find new teaching opportunities to share with them.

 

The Gallery Annex – The Gallery Annex will showcase new art from the Carmel, Clay and Creekside Middle Schools and Carmel High School.

The CAC’s Community Art exhibit will feature a collection of elementary student art created by art students from Kawachinagano, Japan.

Kawachinagano, Japan has been Carmel’s “Sister City” since 1994 and every year since then the two cities exchange student art. The Carmel Arts Council has been proud to be included in this program. It is a wonderful way that students from these two cities can learn about each other’s cultures.

This year the young artists used “Sumi” ink, which is a special black ink, to draw outlines and detail for their artwork. Next, they applied glue with a brush and put layers of colored, thin Japanese paper over the images they created. When the student applied the layers of papers to the lines a wonderful effect was created.

 

2017 CAC STUDENT CURATORS RECEIVE AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

On September 20th the Carmel Arts Council awarded each of their two student curators, Caroline Armstrong and Alex Thomas, an award for successfully completing the CAC’s Emerging Curator Program and a scholarship of $150.00.

 

CAC CHILDREN’S ART GALLERY SPECIAL EVENTS FOR OCTOBER

Open House – The Carmel Arts Council will host an open house for Prairie Trace Elementary students and their families and friends on October 8th from 2 until 4pm. The public is welcome to attend.

Arts and Design Scavenger Hunt – The Carmel Arts Council will participate in the October Scavenger Hunt, October 14th from 5 until 9pm.

 

INTERESTING GALLERY FACTS – The Carmel Arts Council welcomed almost 1700 people to their gallery to see the Carmel Arts Council’s two art exhibitions The Idle Mind and the Portfolios of the 2017 Visual Arts Scholarship Winners, this past summer.

A LOOK AHEAD – NOVEMBER STUDENT ART EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitors – College Wood Elementary, the CCSS Middle Schools, Carmel High School and the winning scholarship art from the Carmel International Arts Festival.

September Children’s Art Gallery Exhibits

The CAC is proud to present two Exhibits during the month of September.  We welcome everyone to our Gallery to view the awesome art that will be on display.

The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery – The Kindergarten through 8th grade art students from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School worked together to create a “Modern Cathedral”.

Each student worked on a stained glass design depicting symbols describing how they wanted to be known when they reached “sainthood”. To achieve this effect the art students used a mixture of media which included markers, pastels and colored pencils.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Art Teacher, Mrs. Desiree Hinshaw, is in her first year of teaching Art at OLMC. Mrs. Hinshaw reports that in her new job she “witnessed a great effort in working as a community to ensure the success of a child, as well as encouraging each other to look towards Christ.”

Mrs. Hinshaw had her students work together in order to create a work of art which would depict the “essence” of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The Gallery Annex

The CAC’s Community Art exhibit will feature a collection of art by the members of Carmel High School’s newly formed National Art Honor Society.

The National Art Honor Society is a national organization designed specifically to recognize high school art student with outstanding ability and interest in the visual arts. NAHS students participate in collaborative art projects that benefit their individual personal artistic growth, the Carmel High School community and the city of Carmel.

The artwork in this exhibition represents the talents of the founding members of the National Art Honor Society chapter at Carmel High School.

 Open House – September 9th – The CAC will host an open house for the National Arts Honor Society chapter of Carmel High School on Saturday, September 9th from 2 until 4pm.

 Open House – September 10th – The CAC will host an open house for the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School on Sunday, from 2pm until 4pm.

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Young Curator’s Gallery Opening on July 1

Big Bad World: Conquering the Fears of a Modern Society

An exhibition featuring works by Carmel High School students will open in the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery on July 1, 2015. These works will focus on the themes of fear and conquering fear through a presentation that will demonstrate that fear exists within modern society but can be conquered by the strength of the human spirit.

  • Where: Children’s Art Gallery, 40 West Main Street
  • When: July 1, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • RSVP + Share: Our Facebook Event page

This exhibit is especially unique because Carmel High School students, Ethan McAndrews and Ally Russell, will act as its curators. The theme of fear will begin the exhibit, but, as the viewer moves through the pieces they will grow more optimistic by demonstrating the resilience of the human spirit.

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March in the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

“World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery”

Prairie Trace Elementary is the featured Carmel-Clay Elementary School for the month of March. Catherine Ingram, the art teacher for Prairie Trace Elementary, selected five well-known artists for her students to study. These artists: Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Romero Britto, Kimmy Cantrell and Andy Warhol, were known for their use of color and expression.

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February in the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

Rachelle Rodriguez, Carmel Elementary‘s art teacher. inspired her art students with the theme of “There is An Artist in All of the United States.” She has taught Art for 18 years and is currently in her 6th year at Carmel Elementary. Rachelle uses the Disciplined Based Art Education approach is planning art lessons for her students.

Her students focused on the art of Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Indiana, Grant Wood, Andy Warhol as well as several other American artists to develop this theme for their exhibit.

The 4th and 5th grade students took a field trip to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to further their exploration of this theme and visited the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit and other Indiana and American artists.

Rachelle is especially honored to have one of her 1st grade student’s artwork selected to be displayed alongside the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit currently featured at the IMA.

The Second Room of the Children’s Gallery

Throughout February, the Carmel Arts Council will feature student art from all three of the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools, Carmel High School and from the Carmel sister cities of Kawachinagano, Japan and Xiangyang, China.

Exhibits:

  • Carmel High School Art: This exhibit features art selected by Carmel High School Art Department Head, Jenn Bubp. The art selected is an excellent representation of CHS’s Photography classes and Drawing classes at CHS.
  • Carmel-Clay Middle School Art: The Art teachers from the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools have selected art from each of their classes for the Carmel Arts Council to display.
  • Kawachinagano, Japan: Art from Kawachinagano, Japan, a “sister city” to Carmel sent student art from their elementary and junior high schools for the Carmel Arts Council to display. This art is on loan from the Carmel Sister Cities, Incorporated organization.
  • Xiangyang, China: Student art from Xiangyang, China, a “sister city” to Carmel has been loaned to the Carmel Arts Council from the Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City Youth Committee.

January in the Children’s Art Gallery

“World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery”

In January the Carmel Arts Council is featuring the student art of College Wood Elementary. The College Wood Elementary teacher is Brooke Roth. You can see the entire exhibit on our Flickr gallery page.

Second Room Gallery

Throughout January the Carmel Arts Council will feature art in the second room of their gallery from Carmel High School, all three of the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools as well as art from the Carmel sister cities of Kawachinagano, Japan and Xiangyang, China.

The featured exhibits are:

  • Carmel High School Art: This exhibit features high school art selected by Carmel High School Art Department Head, Jen Bubp. The art selected is a good representation of photography and drawing classes at Carmel High School.
  • Carmel-Clay Middle School Art: The Art teachers from the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools of Creekside, Clay and Carmel are exhibiting art from several of their classes.
  • Kawachinagano, Japan Student Art Exhibit: Kawachinagano, Japan, a sister city to Carmel sent student art from their elementary and junior high schools for the Carmel Arts Council to display. This art is on loan from the Carmel Sister Cities, Incorporated organization.
  • Xiangyang, China Student Art Exhibit – Xiangyang, China, a sister city to Carmel sent Student art for the Carmel Arts Council to exhibit in their gallery. The art is on loan from the Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City Youth Committee.

December in the Children’s Art Gallery: “Celebrate the Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe”

Angie Crider has begun her 12th year teaching elementary art at Smoky Row Elementary and bases her art curriculum on the Disciplined-Based Art Education (DBAE) approach. She follows the guidelines of the Carmel Clay Fine Arts Curriculum and the Indiana Visual Art Standards.

DBAE goes beyond painting a pretty picture. It’s is a method of teaching and studying art that exposes students to four distinct art disciplines: Art Criticism, Art Aesthetics, Art History and Art Production. Developing knowledge and skills in these four areas allows the student to attain a more thorough comprehension of visual arts. Each discipline is tailored to specific ages and grade levels.

You can follow Angie on Twitter and on the class website.

Smoky Row Art Students Celebrate the Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe

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The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery Open House in December

It’s never too early to start making plans for our December gallery open house at The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery.

The Carmel Arts Council is hosting an Open House for the Smoky Row Elementary Art Exhibition Smoky Row Art Students Celebrate the Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe on. Please come and meet the Smoky Row Elementary Art Teacher, Angie Crider, and her art students.

  • Where: World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery (map)
  • When: Sunday, December 7 from 2-4 pm
  • The CAC’s Facebook event page

CAC Recipe of the Month: November 2014

Scrambled Eggs

  • Sydney
  • Third Grade
  • Prairie Trace Elementary

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons Half and Half
  • 1 Big Pinch of Salt 1
  • Twist of Cracked Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions: Set a nonstick frying pan on medium heat. Crack all eggs into a bowl and using a fork beat eggs until completely mixed. Add half and half, salt and pepper. Beat mixture some more. Add oil to frying pan and swirl around. Pour eggs into pan and let set until you see them setting up around the edge of the pan, then push eggs to center and keep doing this until all liquid is cooked. About 3 to 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

November in the Children’s Art Gallery: “The Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffee”

Scott Barajas, Mohawk Trails Elementary Art Teacher, explains his student's art to a visitor during the Mohawk Trails Open House

Scott Barajas explains his student’s art.

Scott Barajas is in his 18th year teaching elementary art education and the past 8 years at Mohawk Trails Elementary School. He has designed his classroom to allow all students the opportunity to create art and develop their skills.

Along the way, his students discover the many artists’ styles and their ideas. This journey enables his students to better understand their work and its connection to the many artists and styles they learn.

In support of the upcoming Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Scott had each grade level create a work inspired by the art of O’Keeffe.

Mohawk Trails Art Students Celebrate the Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe

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