Sunday, May 21, 2006
Two Logan art teachers were involved in events this month that showcased the work of local artists and students.
Julie Curson, along with seniors who take painting classes through the Union City Leisure Services, held an art show on May 5, to showcase and sell their work.
“This is the 2nd year we have collaborated with the Senior Center to exhibit our artwork,” said Curson. “This year students delivered the artwork themselves to meet the adult artists and set up their work.”
Pieces from Curson’s Multicultural Art class were on display at the show. “It [was a] one day show. We displayed various paintings and sculptures that had won what we call ‘Top Ten’ in Multicultural Art: 175 students vote for their favorite pieces, so the artwork is recognized by peers rather than teachers.”
The artwork that was displayed in the Senior Art show will be sent to various other exhibitions.
“In the spring the artwork is sent off to various shows,” said Curson. “There’s a show of student Artwork at Paddy's for 2 weeks starting May 21st…then in the summer the artwork travels to the Alameda County Fair.”
Kate Lipman, with a few Logan students, entered the 7th annual Sharing the Arts show at Paddy's Coffee House. The show went on from May 6th through May 13th. The main theme of the presentation was to showcase community artists.
“My favorite of my own [paintings] is the one of the Corner of Niles Blvd. and I St. The title [of it] was ‘Thyme for Tea’” said Lipman, who submitted three of her own paintings.
For information on taking art classes with either Mrs. Curson or Mrs. Lipman, contact your counselors. For more information on Union City Leisure Services art classes, you can contact them at (510) 489-0360