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

Heather Lowe

Read more about the article Wall Nest 5
Wall Nest 5, bamboo filament and lenticular, 2019

Denise Gasser

Read more about the article Stanley No. 4
Stanley No. 4, mixed media on panel, 2016

Pamella Allen

Read more about the article Ella III
Ella III, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 22×28 in, 2020

Stephanie Barenz

Read more about the article Fleeting, Flowing, Flying
Fleeting, Flowing, Flying, mixed media on canvas, 1 x 1 meter, 2019

Deborah Reilly

Read more about the article Stanley Lake
Stanley Lake, Acrylic on paper, 8.5 x 8.5 in, 2018

Deane V. Bowers

Read more about the article Mr. Fish
Mr. Fish, mixed media

Aaron Bos-Wahl

Read more about the article Logan Square
Logan Square, watercolor, 30” x 22”, 2020

Nikki Brugnoli

Read more about the article Back Field
Back Field, Screen Print, Ink, Gel Medium on Mylar, 2019

Denise Gasser

Read more about the article Forboding
Forboding, acrylic on canvas, 2020

Heather Lowe

Read more about the article Cloud Dog
Cloud Dog, lenticular, 20 x 25 in, 2019

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