Photo By: Courtesy of CSMA
Local students display artwork created in their Community School of Music and Arts classes in an exhibition at Mountain View City Hall.
The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled “ReThinking Green,” an exhibition of artwork from students and instructors in the Art4Schools program, Friday through March 3 in the Rotunda at Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro St.
An opening reception is scheduled with the students and teachers 3-6 p.m. Friday. The Huff School Honor Choir, led by CSMA music teacher Kaye DeVries, will perform.
The Art4Schools program brings weekly art instruction to classrooms in Los Altos, Mountain View and surrounding communities.
The theme reflects what “green” means in terms of environmental awareness. Many of the artists used recycled materials for their creations. The students and teachers attempted to make statements in their art about the impact humans have on the natural world.
“The theme for this show is based on the concept of ‘being green’ – as in eco-friendly,” said Cal Cullen, CSMA’s Art4Schools manager. “Some of the artists used recycled materials in their pieces, others created eco-friendly inventions or made statements in their art about the impact humans have on the natural world.”
“ReThinking Green” features more than 419 works of art by students in grades 1-8 and their CSMA art teachers from 19 local schools, including Springer School in the Los Altos School District, St. Nicholas School in Los Altos Hills, every public school in the Mountain View-Whisman District, Montclaire and Murdock-Portal schools in the Cupertino Union School District, Resurrection School in Sunnyvale and St. Joseph of Cupertino.
Mountain View City Hall is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Admission to the exhibition, co-sponsored by CSMA and the city of Mountain View, is free.