It was part art show, and part fiesta. Beta families experienced the beauty of art firsthand when the school hosted its creativity celebration. Beta scholars were the artists. Paintings hung from ceiling to floor. Pottery and beaded projects filled the tables. And hand-decorated Chinese lanterns lined the hallway.
Our children appreciated the artwork for more than just the pictures. Carson Jones said his favorite was the Vincent Van Gogh picture because, “It’s a good story.” Nathanael Baker favored the Henri Matisse exhibit. When asked why, he candidly replied, “Because it was my class.”
Each grade created themed baskets that were auctioned off to support the art department. A barbecue grill, movie night, and Dr. Who were just a few of the prizes.
Face painting, raffles, and lots of yummy snacks made the night even more special. The vision originated with Lisa Morales, our art teacher, who worked and planned for months to make the show a success.
She said, “I wanted to make sure every artist’s picture was in there.” Her biggest fear was missing somebody’s artwork. She chose pictures, designed the floor layout, and even obtained contributions from local businesses.
Mrs. Morales felt really happy with the result, but she’s already thinking of next year. She envisions bigger and better with an international theme, including live musical performances and food from different countries. We look forward to seeing our Beta artists show off, once again.