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Lawhon hosts annual spring art exhibit at Pearland Library and HMNS

Child posing in front of drawing.
Lawhon Elementary artists will host their annual spring art exhibit at Pearland Library now through April 30.
Nine students will have their work on display at the library, 3522 Liberty Drive, during regular hours 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Monday – Wednesday), 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Thursday and Friday) and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Saturday).
 
Organized by Lawhon art teacher Tara Johnson, the exhibit focuses on African-American artists.
 
Kindergarten and first-grade students focused on art by Faith Ringgold to make their own “story quilts” by using mixed media pieces. Second and third-graders used examples from Jacob Lawrence’s history paintings by creating their own cityscape inspired by his works of Harlem using mixed media pieces. Fourth-graders learned from Romare Bearden and created a mixed media collages of musicians.
Bugs and Butterflies: Lawhon Elementary and Memorial Drive Elementary fourth annual art exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science-The Cockrell Center (The Butterfly Center) is now on display until May 19.
 
Twenty-four Lawhon students will have their work on display at the museum, 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030, daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Johnson taught students about abstract expressionists for their butterfly and bug art.
Kindergarten studied Jackson Pollock and action painting, and created butterflies inspired by his art using mixed media. First-grade learned about the abstract art of Helen Frankenthaler and used paint to create monoprints of butterflies. Third-grade also learned about Frankenthaler and designed butterfly/bug sponge paintings inspired by her mixed media art. Second and fourth-grade created mixed media abstract butterfly/bug art inspired by the black and white painting of Franz Kline.

(4/17/17)
 



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