A great night was had by all at the Kilmer Upper’s 2nd Annual Gallery Walk and Open Mic Night! The second floor of the Kilmer was transformed into an art gallery for one evening with students and parents eating, drinking, and looking at the students’ artwork. Each student got to choose their favorite artwork of the year to be displayed. The hallways were lit up with chandeliers that the 6th graders created, inspired by the glass artist Dale Chihuly. There were live student music performances organized by Mr. Flanagan, and students were able to participate in an art scavenger hunt to win a prize. It was a fun way to celebrate the arts at the Kilmer Upper!
Congratulations to last month’s Artist of the Month…sixth-grader Tania Santosortiz! Tania always comes to the Art Room ready to work. She has a great visual talent and her focus and hard work makes her craftsmanship top-notch. Her artwork on display is a handmade accordion book with images inspired by the Ancient Mayans. Sixth-graders went to the Mayan exhibit at the Museum of Science. We learned in the Art Room about Mayan book-making techniques, then they made their own books filling it with images inspired by Mayan glyphs and the MOS exhibit. Great work, Tania!