An opening reception will be held on Sunday, July 1, from 2 to 3 p.m. All are welcome.
This show will include two series of artwork created by students in grades 1 through 8 during the spring term of Art Classes for Children at the Piermont Public Library. The first series, done from life, includes acrylic paintings of tropical foliage inspired by French artist Paul Gauguin and his paintings from Tahiti. The second series comprises imaginative junglescapes done in acrylic and oil pastel inspired by another French artist, Henri Rousseau. Unlike Gauguin, Rousseau never left France. He created his jungle paintings using figures, images from books, and plants from local gardens as references combined to form imaginary scenes. The students enjoyed using his method, taking plants from the library garden and enlarging them to a jungle scale.
View/print the Jungle Expedition poster (PDF).