Jackson Elementary art to go on display at Cottonwood
Art from Jackson Elementary will be on display at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts' upper gallery from Feb. 25 to March 12.
“This is kind of a big deal,” said Jackie Robbie, the school's long-time volunteer art teacher. “Cottonwood is where 80 artists work. A lot of people will be there [for the Feb. 25 opening].”
In all, Robbie said, at least 200 Jackson creations - using such media as cut paper, tempura, watercolor and printing - will be on display.
“Every student in grades 3 to 5 will have at least one picture,” she said.
The opportunity came about with the help of Carol Reece, a Cottonwood artist who has volunteered for several years at Jackson.
Sandy Murphy, the interim executive director of Cottonwood, said one of the center's goals is to foster a love of art in children. “Jackie is wonderful. Between her and Carol, they have the passion to get kids excited about art.”
Cottonwood, 427 E. Colorado Ave., is open Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 520-1899.
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