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GSL Art Prowl

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm


The public is invited to attend the first GSL K-12 Panther Art Prowl, postponed due to a snowstorm on April 11, has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 9, in conjunction with the Helen Baker Elementary School music concert “Snapshot.”
The Panther Art Prowl will be held  at the GSL High School cafeteria and gymnasium and auditorium from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“See, make, eat, hear and wear art,” said high school art teacher Shanda Landes. “All ages are encouraged to be involved. Education in action, and made visual.”
There will be art displays of K-12 student work in the gymnasium. The cafeteria will be a place for more displays and hands-on activities — “Art on the Spot” and “Working with Clay handbuilding and wheel throwing.”  All ages are welcome to participate in the art making.
There will be some involvement and displays from the culinary arts/world foods classes (taught by Rochelle Drahos,) technical education and engineering classes (Michael Sunblad), business classes (Mary Eckhoff), welding class (Becky Haddad,) creative writing (Chris Bick). 
Another aspect will be some “surprise” artists who will be displaying or demonstrating their work, Landes said.  There will be some musical performances to listen to as one views the artwork in the gymnasium.
In the GSL auditorium there will be full-screen projected art and info for your viewing before and between the “Snapshot” concerts.
The finale of the evening will consist of an auditorium presentation of student projects (animation, film, music and movement, a poetry reading) “Chalk Talk” and art recognition awards at approximately 7:45 p.m. or immediately after the second-grade concert.
There will be two dance performances also included by Onnapun Thararuck, dancing to a Traditional Thai dance, and Freddy Pena, dancing to a Dubstep number.
Samantha Johnson is the GSL Junior student artist behind the Panther design that can be seen on the Pizza Ranch van and posters. T-shirts of her design are available for purchase from the Panther School Store on the GSL web site. The painted Pizza Ranch delivery van that can be seen around town was a GSL Art Club group project in preparation for the homecoming parade and served as a year-long advertisement to gain attention.  
Johnson also sports her artistic clothing choices that are part of the fun for the Panther Art Prowl Event. All are encouraged (but not required) to wear art, in whatever form chosen and comfortable with, be it full costume, creative hat, footwear, etc. 
“It will be an evening to celebrate the arts and enjoy some fun and surprises,” Landes said.