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City Hall, Second and Fourth Floors, northeast hallways
Sponsored by Blick Art Materials
The City’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), in partnership with Blick Art Materials and the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of the Arts and Academic Enrichment, presents the 10th annual A+ Art student art exhibition. A+ Artsamples some of the most accomplished art of public school students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 representing all 10 City Council Districts throughout the city.
This year, the works of approximately 300 students are on display at City Hall. They were selected from the School District’s end-of-year Young Artists showcase, which is regularly held at the district’s administration building. A+ Art highlights numerous works on paper, including paintings, prints, drawings, collages, mixed media and more. The exhibit is located on the second floor of City Hall near the Office of the Mayor, and on the fourth floor near City Council Chambers. A reception is scheduled for September 13th during National Arts in Education Week.
Since 2014, Blick Art Materials has generously awarded gift cards to art teachers featured in A+ Art in excess of $70,000. The award provides teachers access to quality art supplies in support of their outstanding work with their students. This year, each of the 20 schools will receive $500 in gift cards for a total of $10,000.
The 20 featured schools, two per City Council District, are:
Nebinger Elementary – Teacher: Leslie Grace
Andrew Jackson Elementary – Teacher: Christina Franko Uliano
Jules E. Mastbaum High School – Teacher: Tracey McKernan
Chester Arthur Elementary – Teacher: Leila Falcon
Martha Washington Elementary – Teacher: Marissa Kerins
Paul Robeson High School – Carlie Lauterbach
Dobson Elementary – Teacher: Ashley Purcell
School of the Future – Teacher: Linda Heeg
Hartranft Elementary – Sharon Carlisle
Julia R. Masterman – Teacher: Peter Koller
Abraham Lincoln High School – Teacher: John Larsen
Mayfair Elementary – Teacher: Tara Neal
Clara Barton Elementary – Liza Dolmetsch
Russell Conwell Middle School – Teacher: Veronica Kerwin
Anna Blakison Day Elementary – Teacher: Kathryn McQuade
John B Kelly Elementary – Dana Hoffman
Olney Elementary – Kelly Bissell
Woodrow Wilson Middle School – Teacher: Janice Hill
George Washington High School – Teacher: Lisa Coletti
Loesche Elementary – Teacher: Megan Giampietro
The exhibit recognizes the arts as an important part of a well-rounded, high-quality education. It highlights the extraordinary artwork created by aspiring young artists and is a testament to the many dedicated art teachers, parents and administrators who passionately support Philly’s young artists across the city. Having their work on display at City Hall reflects how we all value our youths and the power of arts education.
Learn more here: https://creativephl.org/aplusart2019/