The Community School of Music and Arts and the city of Mountain View have scheduled a collaborative exhibition of artwork from faculty and elementary and middle students in CSMA’s Art4Schools program.
The free show – titled “What’s Inside?” – is open to the public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Feb. 7-28 in the Mountain View City Hall Rotunda, 500 Castro St.
An opening reception with students and CSMA faculty is slated 3-6 p.m. Feb. 7 in the rotunda. The Huff School Honor Choir, led by CSMA music teacher Kaye DeVries, is set to perform at 5 p.m.
More than 300 pieces of art will be on display, submitted by students in grades K-8 and their art teachers, representing Springer, Montclaire Elementary and St. Nicholas schools, as well as schools in the Mountain View Whisman School District. All students receive weekly art instruction through CSMA’s in-school art education program, Art4Schools.
The “What’s Inside?” theme inspired classroom lessons in many different media, from watercolor self-portraits with original poetry to 3-D boxes.
“Every piece in this year’s show originates from the same two-word prompt – ‘What’s Inside?,’” said Kelly Donohue, CSMA’s Art4Schools program manager. “Some pieces give concrete answers, while others impel viewers to formulate their own responses. It is incredibly inspiring to see the students’ artwork displayed collectively, as it emphasizes the many different interpretations of the show’s theme.”
CSMA’s in-school visual art and music programs, Art4Schools and Music4Schools, serve more than 15,000 students at more than 30 schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
For more information, visit arts4all.org.