A “Spooky” window show of Halloween silhouettes created by Eastport Elementary grades 6 and 7 and Shead High School art students is on display in Eastport Gallery's Water Street Windows. Art teacher Sara Myrick wanted the students to have some fall fun while using simple black construction paper to explore the visual impact of shape, and the contrast of positive and negative space.
Many of the students visited the gallery in September where they learned about gallery operations and how the overall presentation can be as powerful as the individual pieces. Member Joan Lowden hosted the student visit, “We talked about the artworks on display by the 20 member artists. I asked the students which art pieces caught their attention, and why. Was it the subject, the color, the texture? We talked about a fabulous photograph by member artist Anne Black, the detail of a drop of water on a plant frond and the kids were encouraged to use their own cameras as a way of viewing common objects from different perspectives. I look forward to seeing future work that might be inspired by this gallery visit.”
Stroll by to see the elegant and fantastical creations!