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Project and Exhibit  by Youth of Charlevoix and Antrim Counties

The Jordan River Arts Council  has offered another youth oriented project: Black, White and “Red”  (Read) All Over  emphasizing the importance of expression through reading, writing, and art. The object of the project is to relate the art experience to reading and writing; hence further creative thinking and  enriching  each individual. The only criteria was that newspaper be used in all projects as well as the colors black, white, and red. News can be obtained on line and the computer images can be included. Students were encouraged to read a newspaper, or some article from a magazine and write about it; or write  an essay, verse, prose that might relate to the subject of study or something of their own selection.

The final projects for exhibition were varied in subject matter and media which teachers and students selected. Sports, Olympics, Asian Carp, poetry, and self portraits were notable  subject matter.  The media included   mobiles,  3-D sculptures in wood and paper mache, clay masks, paintings, drawings, prints, collages, writings and weavings.  Every student participating has their work exhibited and all will be juried. The awards will be presented during the opening, Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 pm.

Schools and art teachers participating are:

 Beaver Island, Elementary and High School, Miranda Rooy                    

 Bellaire Middle and High School, Mary Manville

 Boyne City Middle School, Marla Watson   

Charlevoix High School, Beth McGraw,

Concord Academy—Antrim,  Middle School, Jan Hoffman, 

East Jordan  High School, Pat Tinney

East Jordan Fourth Grade, Tina McDuffie, Meg Kitson, and Jennifer Hewitt

 Ebenezer Christian,K—6,  Bill Chase, Director

 Elk Rapids High School, Luke Johnson

 Elk Rapids Middle School, Rich Roman

 Ellsworth High  and Middle School, Deb Hughes

 Ellsworth Grade School  K—5, Char Smith

 Mancelona High  School, Renee Guerriero

 Mancelona Middle School,  Monica Malbouff

 St. Marys Charlevoix,  Lori Bolt

JRAC members developing the project and going into the school were:  John Stevens, Cynthia Tschudy, Jane Diller, and Rachel Krino. The project was partially funded by the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.  The exhibit will be open daily through March 12, 2010. at the Jordan River Art Center, 301 Main St.   For school tours with hands on experiences call Jane Diller, 231 582 6399.

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