Student talent showcase at Summit Art Fair

October 2, 2013 

Art students from throughout the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District will share their talents at the Summit Art Festival. Teachers and students are working together to help promote the fine arts within the community by showcasing student artwork and creating a special project during the festival. The public is invited to view a collaborative student project, entitled "Stuck on Art," from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5. Student teams from the school district’s three middle schools and three high schools will work with vinyl banners, donated by Got Art Gallery in downtown Lee’s Summit. Art students will work in teams of approximately six to eight young people to create artistic designs directly on the vinyl using black masking tape.

"This is an opportunity to showcase the work of our talented and gifted art students," said Jeannine Akins, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District art chairperson for middle and high schools, "as they collaborate together using a non-traditional medium."

In addition to the collaborative project, Summit Art Fair will include a student pavilion featuring the work of Lee’s Summit R-7 art students from seventh through 12th grade. The public is invited to visit the student venue and browse artwork at their leisure throughout the Art Fair. The student pavilion will be located near the Summit Art Pavilion.

"Patrons in our community have consistently supported the arts in the Lee’s Summit School District through attendance at art shows, being involved in Partners in Education, by donating equipment and by giving scholarships," Akins said. "The middle and high school art staff – including 21 teachers – take pride in being involved in the Summit Art Festival and do encourage everyone to come out and see the work of these very talented students."

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