For the past three years, Mrs. Brouwer has selected art pieces to be housed in our permanent collection. One art piece is selected for each grade—and these artists do not have a piece in the district art show. In addition, Mrs. Brouwer selects pieces to honor particular artists each year.
During the 2006 year, eight art framed works were hung on our walls. We honored Grace Thatcher–our heroic and artist third grades student in this collection. Our second year (2007), we grew our permanent collection by nine pieces. This past week, we were thrilled to hang a piece for each grade plus honorary pieces for our two “international artists” and a celebratory collage honoring our 2008 fifth grade students.
It is important to note that Mrs. Brouwer makes a professional color copy of each art piece and creates a name plate complete with artist name, grade and photo. Our PTC funds the matting and framing work — an investment that makes this collection possible. Kandu Industries framed this year’s work and we are thrilled with the results.
I would like to encourage you to tour our building and browse our permanent collection. We look forward to growing this for many years to come.