Deane Porter art showAppreciating the creations at the Deane-Porter School Art Show are second-graders Clementine and Clara Lilley (left to right).

Press release from Rumson School District

Talented students shared their finest creations at the Deane-Porter School Art Show on the evening of May 13, when art lovers young and old were treated to an exhibit featuring brilliant work from all students in Kindergarten as well as first, second, and third grades.

The works of art included Monet-inspired landscapes, cool color penguins, symmetrical butterflies, crazy pumpkins, self-portraits as king or queen, and texture trees (Kindergarten); Chinese New Year dragons, Kandinsky-inspired concentric hearts, painted and printed weaving, and snowman with percolator app (First Grade); coil pots, Kachina masks, Audubon-inspired cardinals, and Faith Ringgold cityscapes (Second Grade); slab pottery, Greek columns, and Matisse-inspired landscapes (Third Grade).

New on display this year were six iPads introduced to enhance the experience of third-grade students enrolled in the first year of the Art Enrichment Program at Deane-Porter. Art Enrichment students, who displayed a love of art and a passion for creativity in order to join the program, meet during breaks in the school day to work in smaller groups. The IPads were purchased through a Parent Teacher-Organization (PTO) grant, and 6-10 additional iPads will be supplied for Art Enrichment through the grant as well.

“The annual Art Show is a fantastic event that showcases the creative, imaginative, and beautiful work of the Deane-Porter students,” said Deane-Porter Art Teacher Robin Yaeger. “My students work hard in the art room week-to-week, and having the opportunity to show the community their masterpieces is a very rewarding experience for them and for me.”