The San Francisco Unified School District has a corps of over seventy-five visual art teachers working in the classrooms, supporting teachers and children of all grades. We are fortunate to be able to exhibit the artwork created by nineteen of these dedicated professionals.
The goal of this exhibit is to encourage our SFUSD Visual Arts teachers to continue their development as artists by creating and exhibiting their artwork. Students benefit by having their teachers model lifelong learning and their ongoing artistic journey. Through their artwork teachers refresh and renew their frame of reference and bring new ideas into the classroom, augmenting the curriculum and inspiring all. We also hope to bring awareness of the resources available at the library that can support the teachers and students on their journey.
The nineteen artists represented are: Jack Alter, Donna Mankus, Staci Kavanagh, Phyllis Ciment, Dawn Weickum, Ingrid Brook-Kothlow, Elizabeth Medrano, Jacqueline Ruben, Lawrence Montgomery, Danielle M. Contreras-Denton, Patricia Copeland, Maria Teresa Rode, Catherine Theilen Burke, Anne Grajeda, Jan Padover, Kirsten Bahrs Janssen, Elahe Shahideh, and Julian Pollak.
The exhibit will be on display from February 7, 2015 - April 30, 2015 in the Steve Silver Music Center on the 4th floor of the Main Library.
The following images were taken of the exhibit:
Further reading on art -- study and teaching:
Art beyond sight : a resource guide to art, creativity, and visual impairment / edited by Elisabeth Salzhauer Axel and Nina Sobol Levent
Art Lab For Little Kids 52 Playful Projects For Preschoolers! / [Electronic Resource] : Susan Schwak
Composition : a series of exercises in art structure for the use of students and teachers / by Arthur Wesley Dow