Glasgow Students’ Art on Display During SMArt Melt Exhibit
- March 21, 2012
Once again, local student artwork is the centerpiece of a special monthly exhibit called SMArt Melt, which is sponsored by McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton Law Firm. The student art is framed just like that of professionals and hung at a special public showing. This month, student art from Glasgow Middle School is on display at the office at 340 Florida St.
For example, as part of an annual art project depicting oversized bugs, Glasgow Middle seventh grader Tyre Young (pictured) displayed his sculpture of a Paper Wasp. It is part of the art program "The Beauty of Small Creatures: Can Bugs Be Art?"
"We created SMArt Melt because we felt other law firms in town were showcasing up-and-coming, popular Baton Rouge artists’ work. We wanted to show what elementary, middle and high school students were capable of creating," said Susie Granier, a legal assistant at the firm. "We talked to art teachers and administrators, and they said these students have a lot of talent but nowhere to show their art. They often are limited in funds and parental support, too. We want to show off their art so they feel confident about it and continue pursuing it."
The framed artwork is switched out in displays at the law firm – one school’s art per month.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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