An Art Opening, Social Event, and $

DCPS’s Elementary Art Show is currently on display at most of the County’s public libraries. We will have an opening for the ‘Best of Elementary’ Art Show, comprised of work culled from the library shows, on May 10th at FSCJ’s Kent Campus Art Gallery. After the show we will be gathering at Rain Dogs in 5 Points Riverside to talk story and enjoy some good company. Come for both events or just one; either way we’ll be delighted to see you.

Rain Dogs in Historic 5 Points

Also, the application window is still open for Leslie Bedder Scholarships. We have up to $500 available so that qualified applicants can take advantage of professional development opportunities. Interested? You should be.Click -> LB Grant Application to download an application, or click the ‘Teacher Scholarship’ link in the navigation bar at the top of the page for more information.

Jack Matthews’ Final Facilitation

It’s preplanning week for teachers here in Northeast Florida. Today all the art teachers got together for a day of professional development facilitated by the legendary Jack Matthews. Jack has been a force  in the art program in Duval County for the past 35 years, and is largely responsible for the robust program we all enjoy. He’s retiring at the end of the month to enjoy a well deserved rest. Thank you so much for your service!
IMG_0360[1]Our day of professional development took place at Lavilla Middle School in the heart of downtown Jacksonville. There’s so much quality art on that campus; the images below are paintings showcased in the school’s dining room.

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