The Suitcase Lady


May 28, 2013, 11:54 pm

I am the curator of a delightful gallery of art. The artists are my students ages 4 to 13 who attend a number of different schools.

Thanks to digicams and computers, I am able to enjoy and share their art for years to come. The original art goes home with the artists. My fervent hope is that the artwork will survive the trip home and be treasured. I am extremely versed in saying, “DO NOT PUT YOUR ART IN YOUR BACKPACK!”

A short video highlighting our year’s efforts follows. Since I teach art by discussing famous artists, art works and art movements with the students, our gallery will likely induce a feeling of deja vu. Van Gogh’s sunflowers, Renoir’s Girl with a Watering Can, Kandinsky’s geometric abstractions, Rembrandt and Katz’s portraits, Thiebaud’s pop art sweets, Belle Epoque posters and more were all on our art menu this year.

I may not be able to hang the kids’ art on my walls at home, but my screen savers are a rotating exhibition of their lovely creations. We hope our virtual gallery brings you joy as well. All artists, no matter how young, want their art to be seen and appreciated. Feel free to share.

Click here to view Gallery 2013

Gallery 20131

3 Comments for this entry

  • joannie warren

    The gallery was a wonder. I didn’t want it to end.

  • Ann Piehl

    These are fabulous, Mary. Great teacher, good students. The best month of my year at the library was always March, Youth Art Month, when we had kids’ art on display.

  • eve

    Mary–This is simply stunning. I want to play it over & over. evie
    ps: I see a Modigliani or 3, don’t I? Oh, Mary, how proud you must be of these kids. And how fortunate they are to have you for their teacher.