Art Students Team Up with Third Graders in Howl-o-Ween Art Show

By Gabrielle Abesamis

[singlepic id=778 w=320 h=240 float=left]Fairview art teacher Katherine MacLennan and her 3rd grade art students team up with Niles West art teacher John Zilewicz and his students from National Art Honor Society to host a Howl-o-ween Art Show  Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the art gallery in the auditorium.

According to Zilewicz, the third graders will individually bring a picture they made of a robot and the arts students from Niles West are to recreate the models in a high school student perspective.

“I feel the robot theme was a great way to try and draw out the students’ creativity and imagination while allowing for a conceptual framework for the whole show. Robots are a common idea in the collective imagination and we drew directly upon students’ prior experiences with robots in science fiction and art to get their ideas going,” says MacLennan

National Art Honors Society has been planning this event for the three years now.  The students have also created robot costumes and will wear them to entertain the 3rd graders.  At the end of the night, the 3rd graders will keep the work the high school students made so that they can use it for future inspiration.

“I’m looking forward to reaching the younger students to plant the seed. I want them to know the opportunities Niles West has to offer and I want the parents to see what the art department of West has to offer too,” says Zilewicz.

The art show is open to the public.

Commercial Foods will be catering the event.

An additional art show with Lincoln Hall student is being planned for the spring.