Created by St. Mary’s Elementary School in St. Mary’s, Kansas AND Rossville Grade School in Rossville, Kansas
What is the story behind these artworks?
These artworks were created during a week long visit to work with Mrs. Nadine Fisher (art teacher) and her students at St. Mary’s and Rossville Elementary School from Monday February 6 thru Friday February 10, 2012. In total 550 students had and opportunity to participate from grades K thru 6th.
Artwork Number 1:
Created by Mitchel Flanagan in 6th Grade
Title: “SMGS Cubs 6th Grade”
Dream Theme: Sports
Why does this theme matter to you? I am in 6th grade and I like to play sports at St. Mary’s Grade School.
What is your favorite subject in school? Math, I am really good at it and it’s fun.
If you could pick any place in the world for this artwork to be displayed, what places would you pick? School library and NASA
Artwork Number 2:
Created by Trent Mulligan in 5th Grade
Why does this theme matter to you? To show art all around the world
What is your favorite subject in school? P.E. because you get to have a fun time
If you could pick any place in the world for this artwork to be displayed, what places would you pick? Alaska, Home, White House, Kansas
Artwork Number 3:
Created by Maura Buhler in 6th Grade
Why does this theme matter to you? Because I like Sports
What is your favorite subject in school? Social Studies because I like traveling
If you could pick any place in the world for this artwork to be displayed, what places would you pick? A Museum
Artwork Number 4:
Created by Ashley Zemek in 6th Grade
Title: “Hit your Dream”
Dream The me: Sports
Why does this theme matter to you? Volleyball is my favorite sport
What is your favorite subject in school? PE. I love to play sports
If you could pick any place in the world for this artwork to be displayed, what places would you pick? In Bill Self’s House
“OH MY GOSH!! I cannot believe I forgot to show you!! We are WRAPPING the pillars in the commons area (lunch room)!!!! AND we thought that when Mary Downing Hahn comes, our visiting children’s book author, we should WRAP THE GYM DOORS!! 🙂 You have inspired us! 🙂 Thanks—Nadine” art teacher
The Wichita Eagle. Kansas.Com, Posted on Wed, Feb. 22, 2012
Kansas students create art for Dream Rocket Project, The Associated Press
Art created by Kansas students will be among those wrapped around a 365-foot replica of the Saturn V rocket at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. A visiting assistant professor at Washburn University helped elementary students from Rossville and St. Mary create 550 pieces of artwork for the Dream Rocket Project. A news release from the Topeka university says the Saturn V rocket will be wrapped with more than 8,000 pieces of art in 2014. Beforehand, all submissions are being displayed in venues such as libraries, schools and museums. A show is planned at the Wamego Public Library in April.
The young artists submitting their work come from hundreds of cities across the United States and other countries. © 2012 Wichita Eagle and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved. http://www.kansas.com
Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2012/02/22/v-print/2225431/kan-students-create-art-for-dream.html