"Art Quest," Art Exhibit Featuring Rhinebeck School Students, Opens at Montgomery Row on May 2, Runs Through May 30, 2014
“ART QUEST” is the eighth annual group exhibition of works by students attending the Rhinebeck Central School District. Students from grades K through 12 will present a body of work containing a variety of media used in their academic classes. This show highlights works of art by students studying with Fawn Johnson, Kathryn Giles, Cynthia Baer and BMS visiting art educator, Nicole Saunders. These works show the expertise students gain as they study art within Rhinebeck Central Schools’ arts curriculum, as well as the faculty’s prowess in developing artistic talent.
The exhibit will include still life, portrait, landscape, and abstract works. While the works reflect the students’ proficiency in using mixed media, drawing (pencil or charcoal), pastel, mosaics, and acrylic painting, they also reflect the themes and interests of the individual student. Some themes reflect local and/or distant outdoor life, others show a student’s self-awareness, while others substantiate students’ understanding of balancing the elements and principles of art. This exhibit provides a smattering of the many different creative experiences Rhinebeck Central School students in grades K through 12 are exposed to as they participate in Rhinebeck’s course offerings and learn about visual art with its multiple media.
“ART QUEST” runs from May 2 - May 30, 2014. The public is invited to join faculty and students at a reception on Friday, May 2nd from 5-7 pm. Montgomery Row Second Level is located at Montgomery Row, 6423 Montgomery Street (Route 9) in Rhinebeck.