Exhibition Info & Lesson Plans

“Just make a mark and see where it takes you.” says Vashti’s teacher in The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. This book is a favorite of elementary art teachers and has even inspired International Dot Day celebrations around the world. That first dot Vashti makes leads her on a journey of creating all sorts of dots, exploring color and scale, positive and negative space. Like many contemporary artists, she discovers an interest and digs into it, pushing her work in new directions.

This exhibit is intended to showcase specifically for an audience of K-8 students the work of living artists, many of whom are also teachers. Along with images of the artwork, each artist has recorded a short video sharing more about their creative process, the meanings behind their work, and their advice for aspiring artists.

Click on artwork images to see more about each artist and piece. The page loads as you scroll, so keep scrolling down to see more artwork.

Participating Artists:
Pamella Allen
Stephanie Barenz
Aaron Bos-Wahl
Deane Valentine Bowers
Nikki Brugnoli
Denise Gasser
Heather Lowe
Deborah Reilly
Alice Stone Collins

Stephanie Barenz

Read more about the article The Feelings Exchange
The Feelings Exchange, mixed media on canvas, 1 x 1 meter, 2019

Aaron Bos-Wahl

Read more about the article My Father’s Room
My Father’s Room, watercolor, 22” x 30”, 2018

Nikki Brugnoli

Read more about the article Longing
Longing, Screen Print, Ink, Gel Medium on Mylar, 2020

Denise Gasser

Read more about the article Lola
Lola, mixed media on paper, 2019

Alice Stone Collins

Read more about the article Roundabout
Roundabout, Gouache on paper, cut and collaged, 2020

Deborah Reilly

Read more about the article City Abstract
City Abstract, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in, 2019

Heather Lowe

Read more about the article Plato
Plato, lenticular, 12 x 10 in, 2020

Pamella Allen

Read more about the article Nayabinghi
Nayabinghi, Acrylic and mixed media on paper, 32×40 in, 2020

Nikki Brugnoli

Read more about the article True Perception
True Perception, Screen Print, Ink, Gel Medium on Mylar, 2016

Aaron Bos-Wahl

Read more about the article Phone Call
Phone Call, watercolor, 15” x 11”, 2020

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