From The Journal Times.com:
19 hours ago •
"The art bug bit Samantha Stoewe early.
"She attended Fine Arts
Elementary School, which nurtured her budding love of everything
artistic. In high school, she joined the band and drifted away from
sketching and drawing.
"But the bug was persistent. The band room
was right next to the art room, and every day she walked past those
rooms, art called out to her.
"'I talked to a few friends in art
and, sure enough, I quit band so I could take art classes,' said Stoewe,
now an art instructor at Park High School. 'By my senior year, I was in
AP art and I loved it. My senior year an artwork that was submitted to
Wingspread got purchased by their president at the time. That was
definitely a defining moment in my young art career.'
nourish and nurture the next generation of artists at Racine Unified
School District, Stoewe is one of nine district art instructors
exhibiting their work at the Racine Arts Council’s ArtSpace Gallery, 316
Sixth St., for the next four weeks.
"The show, called 'Unified,'
runs until Feb. 21. The exhibit showcases the talents of art educators
from Racine elementary, middle and high schools.
"The show also
fits perfectly with the mission of the Racine Arts Council, founded in
1967. The council was started to encourage, support and advocate on
behalf of emerging and established artists, artistic groups in our
community, and young people interested in the arts.
"It is the second time the gallery has exhibited work from Unified art instructors."
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