Tropical Waters - An exhibit of artwork by the students of Nova Dwight D. Eisenhower elementary school (grades K– 5)
Where: Art & Frame and The Williams Gallery
Dates: Wednesday April 23 through Saturday, April 26, 2008
Big Fish by Carly Weinsler
1st Grade 9” x 12” watercolor and mixed media
Fish and Octopus by Nisha Gosine
3rd grade 9” x 12” Mixed media
Turtle by Nicholas Ferreira
5th grade 9” x 12” mixed media and collage
ABOUT THE SHOW:
The current show has been created by the children of grades K -5 of Nova Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School and hosted by The Williams Gallery and Art & Frame of Davie, Florida, marking their fourth annual show. Nova Eisenhower’s art teacher, Heidi Reiter and Gallery curator William Bock are delighted to be able to exhibit the children’s creative and inspiring work. Bock states, "The children’s knowledge and appreciation for the precious waters and marine life of our state is strongly demonstrated in this work"
Mr. Bock feels that Nova principal Ms. Lesser and assistant principal Mr. Jenkins’efforts to create working partnerships between the school and the business community were instrumental in bringing about this exhibit.
Ms. Reiter teaches art in Grades K – 5. Mrs. Reiter studied Fine Arts and Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated in 1980 with a B.F.A. in Illustration. She received her Masters Degree in Art Education from the University of Florida, and has been teaching art at the Elementary level since 1988, in Dade and Broward Counties.
The students at NEE worked on the theme of tropical waters under Heidi Reiter’s tutelage. They watched videos of coral reefs and were shown many books and visuals to inspire their creativity and knowledge in this subject area. A variety of media were utilized by the students including crayon resist, collage and watercolor painting with the added technique of salt and plastic wrap texturing.
Each of the 80 pieces selected is matted, labeled with its title and the student’s name and grade, and hung on the gallery walls".
ABOUT THE GALLERY
Gallery owner and artist William Bock is active in his support of Nova Eisenhower Elementary where his daughter Eleanor Bock attends 3rd grade in Ms. Mottram’s gifted class. In his gallery studio William teaches painting classes for children ages 5 – 12.
Born in Chicago, artist Bock began his professional career at Indiana University, followed by an apprenticeship at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute and School of Sculpture in New Jersey. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD in 1987 He is the Founder Of , Our Oceans , Our Children, Our Future. A school of art promoting environmental awareness through art education.. William Bock has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and has participated in several museum exhibitions. He has won numerous awards for his painting and his work is included in many prestigious collections.
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