ArtBridges pieces on display for Troyfest

Published 11:10 pm Friday, April 25, 2014

The fruits of the summer 2013 Tony Scott ArtBridges workshop will be on display at The Studio throughout TroyFest this weekend.
The annual arts and crafts festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in downtown Troy. It is free to the public.
Vicki Pritchett, Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center executive director, said teachers from several schools in Pike County attended the ArtBridges workshop last summer and explored ways to integrate art and poetry into their classroom studies.
“The students wrote haiku poems and rhyming poems in the classroom,” Pritchett said. “The staff from the Johnson Center for the Arts then went into the classrooms and assisted the students in making clay frames for their poems.”
Walter Black, ceramist, fired the frames and the students framed their poems for installation at The Studio.
“The frames complement the poems and it’s exciting to see how the two work together,” Pritchett said. “We invite everyone to visit The Studio on East Walnut Street across from the Johnson Center for the Arts during TroyFest. The poems are a lot of fun to read and the clay frames are great artwork.”
The schools participating are Charles Henderson High School, Charles Henderson Middle School, Troy Elementary School, Pike County Elementary School, Banks School and Goshen Elementary School.
The TroyFest Student Art Show is featured at the Johnson Center along with the CHHS Senior Art Show. Everyone is invited to also view those exhibits during TroyFest.
The Studio and Johnson Center hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday.
There is no admission charge to the exhibitions.

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