Young Artists Create "Bird
By Marie L. Monyak
April 19, 2006
Ketchikan, Alaska - The Eleventh Annual Alaska Hummingbird Festival
in Ketchikan has been ongoing since the beginning of the month
and one of the delightful events is the Ketchikan High School
Art Class "Bird Art Exhibit" at the Southeast Alaska
The blossoming artists from Louise Kern's art classes from grades
9 through 12 have created a colorful garden in the Discovery
Center's main exhibit room.
Students chose between sculpting and drawing and the results
were impressive to say the least.
Those who chose to draw used graphite and colored pencils or
tempura paints for their vivid creations. Using Georgia O'Keefe
and her brilliant works as their muse, the students succeeded
in capturing the delicate lines and silky texture of flowers
in full bloom.
Paper Mache sculptures of hummingbirds were made by students
who preferred the reward of creating art with their hands. The
realistic birds appeared as though suspended in space prompting
viewers to expect one to zoom by at any moment.
Marie L. Monyak is
a freelance writer living in Ketchikan, Alaska.
The art class students from Ketchikan High School (Kayhi) not
only made a contribution to the Annual Hummingbird Festival with
their colorful art but succeeded in welcoming spring in a bold
and vibrant fashion.
The Kayhi Bird Art Exhibit may be seen at the Southeast Alaska
Discovery Center through April 28th. Winter hours are in effect
so it is best to call first 228-6220
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