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February 1, 2016

High School art students create portraits for Memory Project;  classes participate in Global Art Exchange

The High School Advanced Art 2-D II and IB Visual Arts classes have once again participated in the Memory Project where they create portraits for children abroad who may not have any pictures of themselves. This year the students drew portraits of children from an orphanage in Madagascar. The classes will get a video of the children receiving their portraits in Madagascar sometime in March.

"This is a wonderful learning opportunity for our art students as well as a true gift to the children who receive the portraits," said Jan Dentino, Art Department chair and teacher. Copies of all 11 portraits can be seen at the District Art Show, which opens Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. Shown, “Ortencia”by Chlovia Loomis.

In addition to the Memory Project, the K-12 Art Department participated in the One World Classroom K-12 Global Art Exchange for the first time this year. Hilton students created 21 pieces of art that are being sent to other participating countries. In exchange, Hilton School District receives 29 pieces of artwork from countries around the world. "We are so excited to share these works with all of our art students and with the public," said Dentino.

The artwork will be on display, along with examples of the artwork by Hilton students, at each of the District Art Shows in May. Check your district calendar for specific dates and times for Opening Receptions.