2012-04-19 / Local & State

SF Students To Hold Arts Festival


Students from the Southern Fulton 2-D art studio class work on a drawing of a still life in graphite that will be on display at this year’s art festival. Pictured, left: Aaron Waters, Cheyenne Koons, Makayla Bowers, Kristin Caro, LeAngel Barnhart and Leeanna Mellott. Students from the Southern Fulton 2-D art studio class work on a drawing of a still life in graphite that will be on display at this year’s art festival. Pictured, left: Aaron Waters, Cheyenne Koons, Makayla Bowers, Kristin Caro, LeAngel Barnhart and Leeanna Mellott. On Saturday April 28, 2012, Southern Fulton School District will hold its annual student art exhibit and Arts Festival.

The event will be taking place at Southern Fulton Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in various locations throughout the building. This art show was started 15 years ago by high school art teacher Carolyn Mottern as a very small exhibit during a monthly PTA meeting. Over the years it has grown and changed.

At one point it occurred with the elementary school Science Fair and a spaghetti dinner, and at another point it was a six-hour affair and included a student artwork auction and had state representatives and senators participating and speaking to the public. This year, it will feature more than 1,000 examples of student artwork from grades K-12 and also includes various demonstrations by local craftspersons as well as a concession stand and face-painting.

Students have been working with elementary art teacher Susan Leister for the entire year in various mediums and will have many pieces on display.

High school artists will have examples in photography, painted chairs, canvas and several examples in sculpture to share with the community.

As always, the event is free and open to the public and visitors of all ages are encouraged to stop by. Southern Fulton Elementary School is located on Great Cove Road and visitors are asked to come in the lobby entrance to view all of the exciting displays.

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