RCK Students Present a Creative Country Fair


Fifth-grade students at Ruth C. Kinney Elementary completed research projects about South American or Central American countries for a special May 24 art show and country fair. The projects were presented on trifold boards that were shared with parents and the school community.

During the fair, student artwork was also displayed throughout the hallways, showcasing the fifth-graders’ intensive study of artists and art movements throughout the year. Projects featured included Seurat pointillism lighthouse landscape paintings, Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired clay flower bowls, Andy Warhol pop art printmaking and Wayne Thiebaud-inspired oil pastel cakes. The school’s third- and fourth-graders were also proud to display their multimedia observational feather drawings, creative blue dog paintings and butterfly study drawings.

“Our students and families were able to enjoy all the artwork and creativity of the entire school as well as a slide show of fifth-grade students growing as artists through the years from first to fifth grade,” said art teacher Dana Belfiore.