Traveling art show coming to local Bainbridge schools

Published 12:03 pm Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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A traveling art show, established to offer visual exhibitions of various famous artists and art styles to museums and schools throughout the country, will be in Bainbridge throughout the month of March.

Under the sponsorship of the Firehouse Arts Center, the traveling exhibit will provide the works of Vincent Van Gogh to two local schools, Grace Christian Academy and Bainbridge High School.

The Firehouse Arts Center is sponsoring the traveling exhibit that will provide the murals for display in the halls of the schools for a week at a time. The exhibit consists of three large full-color panels on fabric, 4 to 8 feet long, and will be hung in central locations of each school. Teachers will also receive an information package and sample art lessons for use with their students, as well as biographical information about the artist and his life. Lynn Davis, art director at the Firehouse and a retired K-12 art educator, has assembled samples of projects for teachers who wish to incorporate history or art lessons into their classrooms while the exhibit is on display.

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Davis states, “Van Gogh has always been a popular artist that children of all ages can enjoy learning about and creating a variety of activities based on his painting style.” The exhibit has recognizable paintings such as the “Starry Night”, showing the unique brush strokes that the artist is most known for creating.

The murals will be displayed at Grace Academy during the week of March 15-19, and at Bainbridge High School the week of March 22-26. It will then be available for public view at the Firehouse Arts Center in the Harrell Gallery on Saturday, March 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. COVID-19 protocols will be observed, with masks and hand sanitizer provided at the door.