If you get a chance, go check out the Grand Gallery located at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort, Kentucky. You’ll be glad you did as you’ll see some very impressive artwork from our talented students!
Last Thursday, the Grand Gallery presented “The Way We See It: A StewARTS Retrospective,” featuring artists from Stewart Home & School.
StewARTs, the expressive art studio program at the Stewart Home & School under the direction of Jennifer Jones Zingg, is a hands-on program designed to teach students how to communicate and express themselves in non-verbal ways through the art-making process. Their diverse program involves art mediums and projects that promote fine motor and problem solving skills, sensory awareness, and creativity. Lessons are adapted to each individual so that all students gain self-esteem and a sense of pride in their completed projects. The studio is spacious and well equipped with a variety of art equipment and mediums, such as clay, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and fiber arts. Student work is displayed throughout the campus, Frankfort, and the surrounding region at various events and exhibits.
After nearly three years since the inception of the StewARTS program, Jennifer Zingg describes this as “our first REAL collaborative student show.”
“It was very rewarding to see our student’s work in a professional venue. I enjoyed hearing them speak about their creative processes and what this program has meant to them. The gallery curator told me after the show that this is one of the best shows he’s ever installed at the Grand Theatre. Their work is truly a reflection of each one of them. We were all very grateful to those who attended and contributed to making this a tremendously successful show for our students,” said Jennifer.
The exhibition continues through the end of the year.