Student Art to Be Exhibited Wednesday Night by Local Law Firm
- November 8, 2011
Once again, local student artwork will be the centerpiece of a special monthly exhibit call SMArt Melt, which is sponsored by McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton Law Firm. For the second month in a row, student art will be framed just like that of professionals and hung at a special public showing. This month, student art from Winbourne Elementary School will be on display beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, during the office’s open house at 340 Florida St.
Last month, at the first such exhibit, Belaire High School students like (pictured, left to right) Dung “Andy” Tran and Krystil Corney displayed their art at the law firm during a public reception. These two students designed the official poster for SMArt Melt.
“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 months – one school’s art per month. In December, the theme will be Christmas- and holiday-related artwork by students.
“I believe this is a unique twist in arts promotion and can be a win-win for all,” said East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Evelyn Ware-Jackson. For more information, contact Granier at (225) 344-3555.
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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