The Children's Insight: Artwork After the Flood by GCCS Students
Over 80 images by student artists created under the direction of Gilboa-Conesville Central School art teacher Susan Kliza
Dates: March 17-April 15, 2012
Location: Kaaterskill Fine Arts, Route 23A, Main Street, Hunter, NY
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm (Closed Monday-Wednesday)
Information: 518 263 2060
Images clockwise from top left: Jessica Bathen, Hailey Havrish, Claire Chapman, Shawn VanValkenburg, Dillon Walters
"I drew the Old Covered Bridge in Blenheim because I have many memories of it. When I first heard that it was gone it was heart-breaking. When I saw that it was gone, it was even worse. So that's why I drew the Old Covered Bridge."
--Shawn VanValkenburg, Grade 8
I will stand by you.
I will help you through.
When you've done all you can do
And you can't cope...
"My painting is about the relief and grief after the flood. The words are the lyrics of the song 'I Won't Let Go,' by Rascal Flatts. The image is the relief and the colors represent grief. That is why I chose it because it represents two emotions."
--Jessica Bathen, Grade 8
life is a waterfall
We're one in the river
And one again after the fall
Swimming through the void
We hear the words
We lose ourselves
But we find it all...
During the flood the little girl lost her house. Once the water went down the girl found her doll in the river.
--Dillon Walters, Grade 9
God promised to never flood the earth again. To remind us of this promise He gave us a rainbow. Rainbows give us hope. Hope to fight the outcome of Irene.
In this piece I drew a house with the flood water rising. My statement talks about hope. It also shows a rainbow that shows hope.
--Claire Chapman, Grade 9
In art class we did a project letting us express in any way our feelings during or after Hurricane Irene. The hurricane flooded and ruined the local town areas that surround our school, including my home. My picture is of a rain drop in front of a sun. You can see the raindrop clearly but the sun is very close up to you so you can't tell it's there. You can just see the colors. The colors that I used over-exaggerate the actual colors of a raindrop or the sun. The raindrop is a deep purple, deep blue, a light blue, and lastly teal. The sun is red, orange, and yellow. I honestly believe this project let me take out some emotion that I have been holding back through art. I loved this project and I hope to do more like it in the future.
--Hailey Havrish, Grade 8
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