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.
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.